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The Bristol Public Library will host Civil War program with Dave Goetz

May 14, 2012

The Bristol Public Library will host a Civil War program with Dave Goetz on the “Postwar Relationship between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant” on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 1p.m.

John Singleton Mosby was a Confederate Commander in the American Civil War known for his guerilla warfare tactics. He was given the nickname the “Gray Ghost” for his extremely quick raids and his ability to successfully evade his Union Army enemies and disappear with his men, blending in with area farmers and townspeople. Mosby (briefly a pre-war resident of Bristol), in spite of his Confederate war record, after the war became a friend and political ally of Union General and later President Ulysses S. Grant.

Dave Goetz owns Mosby Confederacy, Inc., and leads tours in Mosby’s Confederacy in the Virginia Counties of Fauquier, Loudoun, Warren, Clarke and Fairfax. He is currently co-authoring a book called “The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby,” and is particularly interested in the postwar relationship between Ulysses S. Grant and Colonel Mosby.

This event will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 1p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library. It is free and open to the public.

For more information on this event or other library programs, call (276) 645-8780 or visit bristol-library.org.