Early’s Threat to Washington, DC Civil War Conversation

Date: 
July 9, 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
(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 late June of 1864, Robert E. Lee sent Jubal Early north through the Shenandoah Valley in an attempt to lure part of Grant’s besieging forces away from Richmond and Petersburg. Join Don Jones for this lunchtime talk about Early’s campaign, which brought him to the outskirts of the U.S. capital.  

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