Gibraltar Historical Association Presents Civil War Recollections

Travel back to the Civil War with the Gibraltar Historical Association ( Aug. 18, 7 pm, at the Old Town Hall, 4176 Maple St. in Fish Creek, when Sarah Scovell Muraski will portray Carrie McGavock and share her recollections of the Battle of Franklin

The Civil War and the history of embalming are deeply entwined, making McGavock’s story a perfect tie-in to the Gibraltar Historical Association’s 2022 exhibit at Fish Creek’s Noble House Museum, A House in Mourning.

As McGavock, Muraski discusses the loss of three children, the Battle of Franklin and how her home became a refuge from one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles. The McGavocks oversaw the identification and reinterment of 1,500 soldiers and donated some of their land as a cemetery.

Muraski is an English teacher at Sevastopol High School and occasionally gives ghost tours at the Noble House. Her curiosity about and knowledge of the Civil War era have also taken her all over the U.S. and Canada to work with historical societies.