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A Gunner in Lee’s Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter to His Wife by Graham T. Dozier

Thursday, December 4, 12:00pm1:00pm
Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6
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Virginia Historical Society
Robins Family Forum
Part of the Banner Lecture Series category.
Part of the program.
On December 4 at noon, Graham Dozier will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter to His Wife"

A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry CarterIn May 1861, Thomas Henry Carter raised an artillery battery and joined the Confederate army. Over the next four years he rose steadily in rank from captain to colonel, placing him among the senior artillerists in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. During that time, Carter wrote more than 100 revealing letters to his wife Susan about his service in the South’s most successful army. In this lecture, Graham Dozier will discuss the process of editing the letters, briefly tell the story of Tom Carter's life before and after the Civil War, and share some of the many fascinating observations that can be found in the letters.

Graham Dozier is the managing editor of publications at the VHS and the editor of A Gunner in Lee’s Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter.

Limited parking at the VHS due to construction

Please arrive in  time to find parking in the VMFA deck, in the lot behind St Mark’s Church on Colonial Avenue, or on the street. Remember, for VMFA members, the deck is free.

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