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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
Irish-American Experience in the Confederate Army
Dooley's Civil War
November 14th, 2012
Maymont's Garden Hall Building
1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, Virginia
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
online by clicking here.