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“Loreta Velasquez and the Making of a Confederate Myth” with author William C. Davis

  • 1201 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Dates: October 15, 2016
  • Phone: (804) 649-1861
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: $10 Adults, Members: $5
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Hear acclaimed historian William C. “Jack” Davis delve into the life of one of America’s early celebrities. Best known as Loreta Janeta Velasquez, a woman who claimed to have posed as a man to fight for the Confederacy, she went by many names—Mary Ann Keith, Ann Williams, Lauretta Williams, and more. Davis will discuss how his book peels back the myths she herself created to reveal a startling and even more implausible reality. Space is limited and registration is strongly encouraged.

“Loreta Velasquez and the Making of a Confederate Myth” with author William C. Davis