Civil War conversation is Jan. 26

Published 6:08 am Thursday, January 19, 2017

The American Civil War Museum presents “My Dancing Days Are Over: The Story of Dorsey Pender,” a lecture by Dr. Brian Steel Wills of Kennesaw State University, on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.

“During the Civil War, North Carolinian William Dorsey Pender established himself as one of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s best young generals,” officials said in a press release. “He served in most of the significant engagements of the war in the eastern theater while under the command of Joseph E. Johnston at Seven Pines and Robert E. Lee from the Seven Days to Gettysburg.”

Wills explores Pender’s motivations and mindset through his correspondence with his wife and the first-hand accounts of his actions from the men with whom he fought.

This event is part of the Museum’s Civil War Conversation Series. Cost, including a reception prior to the program, is $10 for adults and $5 for members. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with the talk following from 7-8 p.m. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at or by calling Josie Butler at (434) 352-5791, ext. 203.