In honor of Civil War History Month, Museum Director will be speaking on the life and service of General James Dearing. James Dearing (April 25, 1840 – April 22, 1865) was a Confederate States Army officer during the American Civil War. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of High Bridge during the Appomattox Campaign, making him the last general officer to die in the war. Dearing is tied to Avoca through his Uncle and sister who owned the estate, and was briefly laid to rest in its family cemetery. The lecture is the third in the series given by Museum Director, Michael Hudson. The lecture will take place in the parlor of the Avoca Museum, a restored 1901 Victorian Home. The talk is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Last Updated: 2/18/2014 3:59 PM