White House of the Confederacy

A Civil War Captain and His Lady
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy

Joshua Moore was an Irish immigrant. Jennie Lindsay was the daughter of an Illinois senator. He was a captain in the 17th Illinois Volunteers. She was the daughter of an ardent Copperhead. Despite these circumstances, they fell in love and corresponded for three years. Through their letters, author Gene Barr crafts an intimate look at their relationship against the backdrop of war.