Thursday, July 24 2014

07/24/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The stories of Richmond women during the Civil War range from daring spies and devoted nurses to star-crossed lovers and captivating socialites.  Learn about Rose O’Neal Greenhow, who drowned off the Cape Fear River; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Richmonder who helped Union soldiers escape from Libby Prison; Mary Chesnut, diarist and neighbor of Jefferson Davis; Hetty Cary, the belle of the South; Buck Preston, the beauty from South Carolina; and more. Join Kelly Hancock, Manager of Education and Programs at the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond for this lecture.