Lecture Series at Sailor’s Creek

Published 8:16 am Thursday, September 29, 2016

During the first four Sundays in October, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host family-friendly, free admission programs inside the Visitor Center as part of its annual “Rocking Chair Reflections” lecture series. On Sunday at 2 p.m., the featured lecture will be “Marching out of Formation” and will examine what happened to Confederate soldiers immediately after being paroled at Appomattox. Most went home, some did not, but what immediate challenges faced these men who were no longer members of Lee’s army and not citizens of any country, and miles away from where they wanted to be? Providing the presentation is National Park Service Ranger Ernest Price, the chief of interpretation and education at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Although the program is free, donations to the “Friends of Sailor’s Creek Battlefield” volunteer support group are always welcome. For more information, park’s Visitor Center at (804) 561-7510, or email sailorscreek@dcr.virginia.gov.

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