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HCHS Events - First Quarter Meeting 2017
Sunday, March 5th, 2:30PM

Please mark your calendar and join us at Henrico County Historical Society's March meeting on Sunday, March 5th at 2:30 PM at the Henrico Theatre. Henrico Theatre is located at 305 E. Nine Mile Road in Henrico, VA.

Bruce Venter.




Our speaker will be Dr. Bruce M. Venter, who will discuss his new book, "Kill Jeff Davis - The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864".

Bruce Venter"s major interest is Civil War cavalry with an emphasis on the career of Union general Judson Kilpatrick. He frequently lectures on the cavalry and has led bus tours on the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid, the focus of his book, "Kill Jeff Davis - The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864".

Kill Jeff Davis - The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864.



"Kill Jeff Davis - The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864" is about the most famous cavalry raid of the Civil War, the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond (February 28-March 3, 1864) The ostensible goal of the controversial Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond was to free some 13,000 Union prisoners of war held in the Confederate capital. But orders found on the dead body of the raid’s subordinate commander, Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, point instead to a plot to capture or kill Confederate president Jefferson Davis and set Richmond ablaze. What really happened, and how and why, are debated to this day. Kill Jeff Davis offers a fresh look at the failed raid and mines newly discovered documents and little-known sources to provide definitive answers.



Press release for Kill Jeff Davis - The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864.

Bio about Bruce Venter, author of Kill Jeff Davis - The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864.

Pictures, bio, and press release provided courtesy of University of Oklahoma Press.






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