Free program at the Relic Room brings Civil War correspondent to life
Re-enactor Howard Burnham will talk about Vizetelly's wartime experiences
Vizetelly started out covering both sides of the Civil War, until he was forbidden access to the Union Army after Federal authorities saw his illustration of Northern troops fleeing in panic at the First Battle of Bull Run. So he went south, and as Mr. Burnham puts it, “As soon as he crossed the Potomac, he fell for Southern charm,” becoming completely sympathetic to the Confederate cause. From then on, Vizetelly reported from a Southern perspective, becoming so thoroughly embedded with the Confederacy that he accompanied Jefferson Davis as he fled from Federal authorities after Robert E. Lee’s surrender. A famous illustration he did of Davis on the run was drawn just days before he was captured.
Date & Time
November 8, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum 301 Gervais St. Columbia 29201 SC US http://www.columbiabusinessmonthly.com/businesses/sc-columbia-south-carolina-confederate-relic-room-and-military-museum