This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, a conflict that raged for four years. After the war, many veterans moved West to start a new life, and that movement will be highlighted May 21 at “From War to Reconciliation — Moving On and Moving West” at Crescenta Valley Park.
Organized by the Crescenta Valley and Little Landers historical societies, the living history presentation will introduce some of those Civil War veterans who came West. One of them is Henry Mingay, who settled in Glendale.
Jeff Lawson, of Glendale, plans to participate in the living history event.
Although he will be dressed as a soldier in a Vermont regiment, he’ll also be paying tribute to Mingay of Glendale.
Organizers asked Lawson to provide information on Glendale’s link to the war.
“It is often surprising for us Westerners that there is any connection at all, but many veterans came West after the war,” Lawson said.