An Irish American Experience In The Confederate Army: John Dooley's Civil War

November 14, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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This lecture and book signing is taking place at Maymont.
Kathy Alcaine
1700 Hampton Street, Garden Hall building,
(804) 358-7166 x329

Dr. Emmett Curran, Georgetown University Professor Emeritus of History, gives us fresh information from a keen observer of life in the Confederate Army and significant campaigns of the North-South conflict. The younger brother of Maymont's James H. Dooley, John Edward Dooley left a riveting, highly literate and vivid first-person account of his experiences in the First Virginia Regiment. Previously known only through an abbreviated edition, Dr. Curran's expanded edition reveals the full scope of John Dooley's war time experience, from the home front in Richmond to 20 months in a federal prison camp on Lake Erie, from bloody Antietam to Gettysburg, where he fell wounded, leading his company of Irish Americans in Pickett's Charge. Join us for Dr. Curran's introduction to a fascinating young Richmonder and his captivating story. Reception and book signing follow the lecture. $10 per person/$5 members of Maymont and Museum of the Confederacy. Reservations recommended; for information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329 or register online.