Speaker: Bob Myers

Robert Myers portrays Corporal Martin W. Stafford

Actor/author/historian Robert Myers portrays Corporal Martin W. Stafford in Hardtack & Coffee, a one-man show about the American Civil War. The common soldier’s view of the conflict comes to life in this presentation based on the experiences of a veteran from Niles, Michigan. Stafford enlisted in the 2nd Michigan Infantry in 1861 and served from the First Battle of Bull Run through the Siege of Vicksburg to the Wilderness Campaign.

Hardtack & Coffee presentations range in length from 35 to 50 minutes, depending on a group’s needs. A question-and-answer session, also conducted in character, follows the scripted program. The program is suitable for upper elementary students through adult audiences.

Bob Myers is the curator of the Berrien County Historical Assn. in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He holds an MA degree in history and has over 20 years’ experience as a stage performer and director.

For more information, contact Bob at (269) 471-1202 or at myers@parrett.net.

Fee: $100 plus mileage


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