Michael Shaffer, historian and lecturer, will speak about the Civil War diary of Thomas J. Colley on Wednesday, November 14 at Barrington Hall in Roswell.
Thomas W. Colley served in one of the most active and famous units in the Civil War, the 1st Virginia Cavalry, which fought in battles from First Manassas/Bull Run to the defense of Petersburg. In May 1861, along with the other members of the Washington Mounted Rifles, Colley left his home in Washington County, Virginia and reported to camp in Richmond. During the war, he received wounds on three different occasions: first at Waterloo Bridge in 1862, again at Kelly's Ford in 1863 and finally at Haw's Shop in 1864. The wound received at Haw's Shop resulted in the amputation of his left foot, theryby ending his wartime service.
The "In Memory of Self and Comrades: Thomas Wallace Colley’s Civil War Recollections" lecture will be held on Wednesday, November 14 in the barn activity room of Barrington Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. The suggested admission is $5.00. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. Barrington all is located at 535 Barrington Dr., in Roswell, GA 30075. Reservations are not required but are appreciated. To reserve your seat at this lecture, call 770-640-3855.