Webinar: Drayton Hall and the Civil War

Join Drayton Hall Curator Cameron Moon virtually on Thursday, April 8th at 5 pm for a webinar on Drayton Hall and the Civil War.

One of the most frequently asked questions about Drayton Hall is "Why didn't Union soldiers burn the house during the Civil War?" You may have heard that the owner of Drayton Hall put out quarantine flags to ward off Union soldiers, but we're not sold on that theory, and curator Cameron Moon will talk about why. We will analyze the only first-hand encounter of the area during the Civil War: the diary of a Union surgeon, Dr. Henry Orlando Marcy. We will track his movements to find out where he went and what he saw. We will also learn about the role of enslaved people during the Civil War and what happened to many of the people who lived at Drayton Hall after Emancipation. Finally, we will discuss the three Drayton brothers who co-owned Drayton Hall in the years leading up to, during, and after the Civil War. We will examine their roles in war and what they did after the Confederates were defeated.

This is a Donate What You Can Event. If you are not able to attend at the broadcast time, please register as usual and a recording of the event will be on the event page the day after the event.

April 8, 2021

Online/ Drayton Hall
3380 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

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