Free lecture tells of Maxcy Gregg, doomed champion of secessionist cause
A Lunch and Learn lecture will introduce audiences to this military leader
To most Columbians today, “Maxcy Gregg” refers to a city park with a public swimming pool. The average resident would be hard-pressed to tell you where the name comes from. But in 1862, Maxcy Gregg was to South Carolina what Stonewall Jackson was to the Confederacy overall – a leading light of the secessionist cause, snuffed out by an untimely bullet, dimming the hopes of those who wanted to see the Union divided permanently. On Friday, June 29, at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, Curator of Education Joe Long will introduce the original Maxcy Gregg to a modern audience.
- June 29, 2018
- 12:00PM - 1:00PM