Bristoe Station Campaign Civil War Conversation

Date: 
October 9, 2013 - 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Location: 
Appomattox
Event Type: 
Series
Contact: 
Josie Butler
Email: 
jbutler@moc.org
Address: 
159 Horseshoe Rd
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861

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

On October 14, 1863, A.P. Hill’s corps stumbled upon two corps of the retreating Union army at Bristoe Station and attacked without proper reconnaissance. Union soldiers of the II Corps, posted behind the Orange & Alexandria Railroad embankment, mauled two brigades of Henry Heth’s division and captured a battery of artillery. Hill reinforced his line but could make little headway against the determined defenders. Come here what cause A.P. Hill to lose his standing in the eyes of Robert E. Lee, who angrily ordered him to bury his dead and say no more about it. Join Chris Bingham of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for this free lunchtime talk.  

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