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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.
Patrick Ronayne Cleburne was a native of County Cork who, in the 1850’s, settled in Helena, Arkansas. During the Civil War, he rose to command one of the finest divisions in either army. After remaining unbroken at Chattanooga and conducting a heroic rearguard action at Ringgold Gap, Cleburne and his men won renown across the South. At the peak of his fame in early 1864, Cleburne soon became something of a pariah in the Confederate high command with a controversial proposal he felt could have turned the tide of the war.
Join White House Guide Michael Thomas to learn more about this interesting man.