Winthrop Middle School students attended a round robin event on Oct. 7 with Jennifer Phillips at the Winthrop History and Heritage Center. Contributed photo

People can learn about Civil War 1st Lt. Henry Clay Wood, the women who were involved in that war, the uniforms the soldiers wore and much more about residents who heeded the call from President Lincoln during the next Winthrop Maine Historical Society presentation.

The talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, on Zoom. Four members of the historical society board of directors will present this round robin discussion on the Civil War along with students from the reading class.

Earlier this school year, Winthrop Middle School teacher Lisa Gilman learned that the secretary of state, overseer of the state’s documents and historical artifacts within the Maine State Archives, was working with local community and school groups to recognize Maine’s Congressional Medal of Honor recipients with memorials in their hometowns or places of burial.

She found Wood on the list. Wood was the only Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from Winthrop. He earned this medal of honor for his service at Wilson’s Creek, Missouri, on Aug. 10, 1861.

After researching the first lieutenant, the reading class wanted to learn more about Wood and the Civil War. On Oct. 7, students from the reading class visited the Winthrop History and Heritage Center for a round robin presentation featuring Winthrop, Maine and the Civil War.

People can learn more about Henry Clay Wood, the women who were involved in the Civil War, the uniforms the soldiers wore and much more about the folks from Winthrop who heeded the call from President Lincoln at the Nov. 18 presentation by Winthrop Maine Historical Society on Zoom only. Contributed photo

A business meeting will follow the talk.

The Zoom link: networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81096636540, and the Meeting ID is 810 9663 6540.

For more information, email [email protected].