Author to discuss Civil War novel
, 2014

Author to discuss Civil War novel

Civil War historian and author Steven D. Harris will present the third and final lecture in a series about the Civil War and Virginia’s role in the conflict June 27 at the Bayne Center on the Historic Christ Church campus in Weems. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.

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Steven D. Harris
Harris will provide a behind-the-scenes look regarding his historical novel, Faded Lines of Gray. The book is based on the true story of two men, Confederate Virginian John Yates Beall and Charles H. Cole, to lead a commando expedition from Canada across Lake Erie to Ohio in the fall of 1864, reported Marilyn Hedges.

Their goal was to simultaneously take over the U.S.S. Michigan, the only Union warship on the Great Lakes and liberate nearly 3,000 Confederate officers, including half a dozen generals, from the Union’s Johnson’s Island prison camp, said Hedges.

The free lecture is co-sponsored by the Foundation for Historic Christ Church, the Mary Ball Museum & Library and the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society

The program is also funded in part by a grant from the Dominion Foundation and Dominion Virginia Power.

Donations are requested to support the sponsors.

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