“Hunter’s Raid: When the Valley Wept” Civil War Conversation

Date: 
June 11, 2014 - 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Location: 
Appomattox
Event Type: 
Lectures
Contact: 
Josie Butler
Email: 
jbutler@moc.org
Address: 
159 Horseshoe Rd.
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861 x203
(434) 352-5791

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The talks take place at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.

In 1864 Union General David Hunter was ordered to lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley and then seize Lynchburg. His campaign culminated in the dramatic Battle of Lynchburg on June 17-18. Join Greg Starbuck to find out what happened during Hunter's march through Virginia. Mr. Starbuck is a Graduate of Virginia Tech and Lynchburg College,  Executive Director of Historic Sandusky, the home used by David Hunter as his headquarters during the Battle of Lynchburg and an Emmy award-winning director of "Hunter's Raid: Defending Hearth and Home," a 55-minute documentary on Hunter's military campaign. 

Admission is free, but does not include entrance to the Museum's exhibits.