Enjoyed taste of Charles County history
If you had the opportunity to attend the theatrical event “Smuggling Secrets of the Confederacy: An Evening with Olivia Floyd,” then you probably enjoyed it as much as my friend Raymond Davis and I did.
It was presented Feb. 18 by the Historical Society of Charles County Inc. and held at the refurbished Port Tobacco Courthouse on Chap- el Point Road.
We arrived at 5:45 p.m. expecting a small crowd, but it quickly grew to a standing-room-only event. We sat in the back row and watched as the organizers quickly arranged more seating to accompany the six long benches bolted in place, then we moved up front.
The drama team put on a 15-minute play about a Confederate spy, Olivia Floyd, who smuggled secret messages to the Southern Army across the Potomac into Virginia.
This was the first of a four-part series that includes some of Charles County’s bountiful Civil War history.
The next performance will be held at the same time and place on April 7.
The final event will take place at the historical Rich Hill House on Bel Alton Newtown Road, about a mile east of Bel Alton off U.S. 301.
I applauded the performance with a smile. If you plan to attend the future events, then I urge you to come early if you want a good seat. Jim McDonald, Port Tobacco