“Before the Crash Came”: Mary Chesnut’s Last Months in Richmond, January-April 1864-Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Date: 
April 18, 2014 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Location: 
Richmond
Event Type: 
Lectures
Contact: 
Kelly Hancock
Email: 
khancock@moc.org
Address: 
1201 E. Clay St.
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861

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.

The Confederate capital was as full of passions and plotting as any battlefield.  This talk focuses on diarist Mary Chesnut’s tart, funny, and sad observations of the Richmond home front during the winter-spring of 1864.  Join former library manager, Ruth Ann Coski for an insightful look into Mrs. Chesnut’s world.