Margaret Hobson has researched the 44th Indiana Civil Regiment extensively and has published three books about this brave group of men from Northeast Indiana. She will shares what she has learned about the first commander of the Regiment, Colonel Hugh B. Reed. Before the war, Reed operated Fort Wayne’s first drugstore at the Landing and Calhoun Street. During the war, he fought in the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh.
Curt B. Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager, Senior Manager for Special Collections Mailing Address: The Genealogy Center Allen County Public Library P. O. Box 2270 Fort Wayne, IN 46801 Telephone: 260-421-1225 Fax: 260-421-1386 Email: Genealogy@ACPL.Info