Monday, October 29, 2012

Museum of the Confederacy Upcoming Event

I received this information the other day from the Museum of the Confederacy and thought readers might be interested.

The Museum of the Confederacy and Maymont proudly present a Special Presentation:
An Irish-American Experience in the Confederate Army
John Dooley's Civil War

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Location: Maymont's Garden Hall Building
1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Dr. Robert Emmett Curran, Georgetown University Professor Emeritus of History, gives us fresh information from a keen observer of life in the Confederate Army. The younger brother of Maymont's James H. Dooley, John E. Dooley left a riveting, highly literate and vivid first-person account of his experiences in the 1st Virginia Regiment. Previously known only through an abbreviated edition, Dr. Curran's expanded edition, published in 2011, reveals the full scope of John E. Dooley's war-time experience: from the Richmond home front to 20 months in a Federal prison camp on Lake Erie, from bloody Antietam to Gettysburg, where he fell wounded leading his company of Irish-Americans in Pickett's Charge. Join us for Dr. Curran's introduction to a fascinating young Richmonder and his captivating story.

Reception and book signing follow the lecture. $10 per person/ $5 for members of Maymont and The Museum of the Confederacy. Reservations recommended. To register, call (804) 358-7166 ext. 329 or email Register online by clicking here.

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