“…a word from your dying son”: The Story Behind J. R. Montgomery’s Blood-Stained Letter Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Date: 
May 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Location: 
Richmond
Event Type: 
Lectures
Contact: 
Kelly Hancock
Email: 
khancock@moc.org
Address: 
1201 E. Clay St.
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Museum admission for all others.

Join Historian John Coski for this lunchtime talk on a heartbreaking letter written after the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, which now resides in the Museum’s archives.

You can see the letter and a transcript over on our Document of the Month page. It was the entry for May of 2012 and can be found in the archives section at the bottom of the page.