Stephen Cook will present Northern Journalism during the Civil
War to the Rosecrans Command Headquarters at 7 p.m., Thursday
July 26 in the Myers Inn Museum Meeting Room at the northwest corner
of Granville and Columbus Streets in Sunbury. The Myers Inn faces
Sunbury Village Square. This is the first of a two part series.
For nearly 22 years, Stephen Cook has been a reference librarian for
the Delaware County District Library, starting there immediately
after earning his Masters of Library of Science degree from Indiana
University, Bloomington. Three years prior to that he worked as a
journalist and photographer for his hometown newspaper, The Piqua
Daily Call, in Piqua, Ohio. Now as a member of the General
Rosecrans Command Headquarters, Cook is combining his love of
research and his experience as a newspaper reporter, to create a
composite persona as a Civil War-era journalist embedded in a combat
unit which he will present at re-enactments and living history
presentations. Rather than an impression of any single Northern
journalist, this persona will represent numerous reporters who
served during the war.
Utilizing information gathered from two reference sources, The
North Reports the Civil War, by J. Culter Andrews and
Fighting Words: An Illustrated History of Newspaper Accounts of the
Civil War by Andrew S. Coopersmith, Cook will present the
program before the business meeting. He will present the second
part, a look at Southern Journalism during the Civil War at the next
regular meeting of the Rosecrans Headquarters Unit on August 30.
Rosecrans Command Headquarters is a subgroup members of the Big
Walnut Area Historical Society interested in portraying the Civil
War in Living History Pageants throughout the state. To learn more
visit the website at http://RosecransHeadquarters.org.
Myers Inn Museum is owned and operated by volunteers in the Big
Walnut Area Historical Society which serves Eastern Delaware
County. It is open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from noon to 3
and Saturdays 10-3 at 45 South Columbus Street in downtown Sunbury.
To learn more about the group or local history, visit the website at