Civil War Lecture

Published 4:38 pm Thursday, April 9, 2015

On Tuesday, April 14, 4:30 p.m., Hampden-Sydney College’s Atkinson Museum will host the Rev. Dr. William E. Thompson for a lecture, “Ten Surprises about Hampden-Sydney and the Civil War.” Thompson retired as College chaplain and pastor of College Church in 2002. He now devotes much of his time to his lifelong interest in the Civil War and regional history. His book, Bad Friday, which includes fascinating stories from the final days of the Civil War, is available at the College Bookstore and Sailors Creek Visitors Center. He will focus on the Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration of Hampden-Sydney’s role in the rebellion. The talk is free and open to the community.