Monday, May 19, 2014

Speaker Series Event #4 ~ Peter Carlson

“Junius & Albert’s Adventures in
The Confederacy”
at the
Speaker Series at Sotterley

Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with The Boeing Company in announcing the upcoming 2014 Speaker Series presentation:

Peter Carlson
“Junius & Albert’s Adventures in The Confederacy”
Wednesday, June 25  |  7:00 p.m. in the Barn
The thrilling true story of two reporters swept up in the Civil War, captured and thrown into jail, and their struggle to escape and return home to tell their own extraordinary tale. Junius Browne and Albert Richardson covered the Civil War for the New York Tribune until Confederates captured them as they tried to sneak past Vicksburg on a hay barge. Shuffled from one Rebel prison to another, they escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help of slaves and pro-Union bushwhackers. Their amazing, long-forgotten odyssey is one of the great escape stories in American history, packed with drama, courage, horrors and heroics, plus moments of antic comedy.

In Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy, Peter Carlson has crafted a fast-paced slice of history in the narrative tradition of Laura Hillenbrand, David McCullough and Erik Larson. It is a story about the lifesaving power of friendship and a surreal voyage through the bloody   battlefields, dark prisons and cold mountains of the Civil War. 
This event is FREE to the public. Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.

Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission to preserve, research, and interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures and environments and to serve the world as an educational, cultural, and community resource.

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