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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.
At the beginning of the war, men of Southern heritage, who were serving in the U. S. Army, were given a choice: resign and join their home states in the Confederacy or remain in the Army. A Virginian who remained was George Thomas, who became one of the very best of the Union generals. In September 1863, he saved the Union Army from disaster in northern Georgia, earning his nickname as the “Rock of Chickamauga.” Only two months later, his men carried the supposedly impregnable Confederate position on Missionary Ridge outside Chattanooga.
Join Museum President and CEO Waite Rawls for this lunchtime talk. Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.