June 10, 2015 - 12:15pm
Appomattox

June, 1865. Lee has surrendered to Grant; Johnston to Sherman; Taylor to Canby; the surrender of the Confederate Department of the Trans-Mississippi awaits only formal signatures. No more battles. For all intents and purposes, the War is over. Was anything of historical importance happening in June, 1865? Using newspapers and manuscripts from the Museum’s library collection, this talk by Museum Historian John Coski will provide some surprising answers to that question. You’ll never think of June, 1865 the same way again.

June 19, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

On June 23, 1865, Cherokee leader Stand Watie became the last Confederate general to surrender his troops. Join Interpretation and Programs Specialist, Sean Kane as he explores the contributions and experiences of American Indians during the Civil War.

June 25, 2015 - 6:30pm
Appomattox

Many have heard about George Armstrong Custer, the “Boy General”, whose maneuver at Appomattox caused the war to end there and who met his infamous demise eleven years later at the Little Big Horn. This presentation will cover the lives and marriage of George and Elizabeth Bacon Custer. Eric App, the Museum’s Director of Operations, will lead the discussion.

Reservations are required by June 24. Get your tickets now!

July 8, 2015 - 12:15pm
Appomattox

John A. McCausland was born in St. Louis, MO, raised in the Kanawha Valley of Western Virginia and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute. Some know him as the man who burned Chambersburg, PA. Others call him the “Unreconstructed Rebel.” In this talk, Don Jones will explore the life of this “Hero of Lynchburg.”

The talk is free and reservations are not required, but if you want to ensure your spot, sign up here. 

July 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

It was a calamitous end to the bloodiest war in American history: the shooting of President Lincoln. His murder sent a wave of fright across the north, people feared a massive conspiracy to eliminate the American government; and the hunt for these conspirators began. It did not last long, within a matter of weeks Booth was dead and his “henchmen” and “henchwoman” were captured. Now began one of the most profound and controversial trials in American history.

July 18, 2015 - 10:30am
Richmond

April 2, 1865 dawned bright and beautiful but within a few hours the Sunday peace was shattered when Davis received word that the capital must be evacuated. Join us we explore the fateful last days of the Confederate capital and the first days of Federal occupation. Sites visited include the Capitol and grounds, St. Paul’s, Davis’s official office, the Stewart-Lee house and many more. This walking tour covers approximately 2 miles and begins at the Museum of the Confederacy. 

July 23, 2015 - 6:30pm
Appomattox

From generals to infantryman, 20,000 Native Americans enlisted in either the Union or Confederate Armies. Colonel Ely Parker, a Seneca on General Grant’s staff, wrote out the articles of surrender at Appomattox and Cherokee Stand Waite was the last Confederate general to lay down his arms. Join Museum Programs and Interpretation Specialist Sean Kane for a discussion of the many roles First Nations played in our American Iliad.

August 8, 2015 - 10:30am
Richmond

April 2, 1865 dawned bright and beautiful but within a few hours the Sunday peace was shattered when Davis received word that the capital must be evacuated. Join us we explore the fateful last days of the Confederate capital and the first days of Federal occupation. Sites visited include the Capitol and grounds, St. Paul’s, Davis’s official office, the Stewart-Lee house and many more. This walking tour covers approximately 2 miles and begins at the Museum of the Confederacy. 

August 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

Less than a day after Jefferson Davis left Richmond, Federal forces captured the White House, intact. Thus began a five year occupation of the site by the U.S. Army, during Reconstruction-era Virginia. The Director of Museum Operations, Eric App, will give you a glimpse of the house as a military occupation headquarters, and will spotlight a few of the officers who served there.

September 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Richmond

In this captivating presentation, Dr. Benjamin Duke will relate the adventures of his grandfather, who served as Private Victor Baud of the 7th Regiment of the Louisiana Tigers before switching sides to become Corporal George Duke of the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. He will trace his ancestor’s footsteps from his birth place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to his wartime experiences under Stonewall Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant.

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