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27 October 2018

In Memory of Self and Comrades: Thomas Wallace Colley's Recollections of Civil War Service in the 1st Virginia Cavalry

As one of an estimated 20,000 soldiers who underwent amputation during the Civil War, Thomas Colley’s memoirs reveal the challenges of living with what many might recognize today as post-traumatic stress disorder.  Join us as Michael Shaffer unveils Colley’s experiences and struggles as a soldier and a veteran.

Lincoln & Davis Tour

During the Civil War, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln both had connections to the house at 1201 E. Clay Street. Explore how the decisions, personalities, and families of these two men impacted their presidencies on this tour of the White House of the Confederacy. 

Learn more about the bicentennial of the house at

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