The first shot fired at Gettysburg was by a hometown boy
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The Glen Ellyn Historical Society presents Marshall Krolick, America’s foremost authority on the Eighth Illinois Cavalry. The program presented is on the subject of Marcellus Jones (and the Eighth Illinois Cavalry) who fired the first shot at Gettysburg during the Civil War. Jones’ hometown was Danby which is now Glen Ellyn. Hear about Marcellus E. Jones's life while an officer in Company E of the Eighth Regiment. Attendees get an education about Civil War History.