Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Museum admission for all others.
On July 3, 1863, the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee ordered a frontal assault on the Union line atop Cemetery Ridge. Over 12,000 men in nine infantry brigades participated in this charge that made Major General George Pickett’s name immortal. Join Museum Senior Curator and Director of Collections Robert Hancock as he discusses the most famous charge in the history of the Civil War.
Make plans to visit our new Gettysburg exhibit which focuses on Pickett's Charge while you are at the Museum!