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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.
What did the ancient Greeks and the Confederates have in common? Both armies fought a battle that will stand in time as a lopsided victory for the defenders despite the fact their enemies eventually overcame the noble stand of these small bands of brave warriors. In both cases, the defending force found themselves outnumbered by dozens to one, yet stood face to their foe and created such devastation within their enemy’s ranks as to affect their history for years to come. For the Greeks, their battle occurred at Thermopylae while the Confederates stood at Sabine Pass, Texas. Bring your lunch and come learn how despite the span of centuries and the advances in technology, the men and tactics had changed little as these famous battles, small though they were in the scope of wars, passed down within the annals of time as two of the most one-sided “victories” in history.
Join Museum Manager of Retail Operations Patrick Schulze for this lucntime talk. Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.