Book Launch--Inventing Loreta Velasquez: Confederate Soldier Impersonator, Media Celebrity, and Con Artist

Book Launch--Inventing Loreta Velasquez: Confederate Soldier Impersonator, Media Celebrity, and Con Artist

Location: 

Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox

Join us as we launch the newest book of renowned historian William C. Davis. This book covers the life of the woman best known as Loreta Janeta Velasquez, who claimed to have posed as a man to fight for the Confederacy. She went by other names—Mary Ann Keith, Ann Williams, Lauretta Williams, and more. Davis will discuss how his book peels back the myths she herself created to reveal a startling and even more implausible reality.

Cost: 

Free with Museum Admission