SOUTH WHITLEY — Historical reenactor Kevin Stonerock is making a return visit to South Whitley Community Public Library, this time as Billy Yank, a common soldier for the Union. Stonerock was at SWCPL last year portraying Andrew Amonett, a true-to-life Hoosier pioneer.
During this visit, Stonerock brings Billy Yank, fighting for the Union during the Civil War, to life at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. The program is free and open to the public.
Using the true story of William H. Fentress, a soldier from Henry County, Indiana, as background, Stonerock created Billy Yank. The year is 1864 and a battle-weary Yank is home on leave.
He shares with the audience the daily life of a northern soldier during the war — camp life, battlefield experiences, army humor, food, equipment, music, weapons, uniforms and the home front. Billy Yank’s story provides an opportunity for guests to come as close as possible to a visit with a veteran of the War Between the States and give them a better understanding of the life of a Union soldier.