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“Digging Up History: Courtney Soling Smith
June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
“Digging Up History: Uncovering Facts About Daily Life During the Civil War” – Courtney Soling Smith
Rockbridge Civil War Roundtable. Courtney Soling Smith, teacher, historian, playwright, and author will present “Digging Up History: Uncovering Facts About Daily Life During the Civil War.” The program will highlight the extensive research she did for her book, Lies: Based on True Stories. It involves a hostage situation that occurred when David Hunter and his troops were headquartered at Greenbrier County’s Hotel. Courtney will explore what life was like for a young middle class homemaker whose husband was a soldier, a socialite sister, a nine year-old girl, a sickly middle-aged woman, a Union spy, a Harvard-trained surgeon, and an elderly former slave all caught up in Hunter’s Raid.