Book Talk

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RICH­MOND — The Amer­i­can Civil War Mu­seum will host au­thor Sharon B. Smith for a talk on her book, “Stonewall Jack­son’s Lit­tle Sor­rel: An Un­likely Hero of the Civil War”, at the White House and Mu­seum of the Con­fed­er­acy, on Satur­day, Jan. 21, 1-2 p.m.

Dur­ing the Civil War, Lit­tle Sor­rel be­came known as a horse of great per­son­al­ity and charm. Like Lee’s Traveller, his en­dur­ing fame was due ini­tially to the promi­nence of his owner and the un­canny sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween the two of them. The lit­tle red horse long sur­vived Jack­son and de­vel­oped a fol­low­ing of his own.

Smith was a reporter, in­ter­viewer, and an­chor of tele­vised horse sports on ESPN, NBC, and Sportschan­nel Los An­ge­les dur­ing the 1980s and 1990s. After leav­ing ESPN, she be­gan writ­ing books, mostly fo­cus­ing on horses and horse rac­ing, but also on the Amer­i­can Civil War.

The pro­gram is in­cluded with mu­seum ad­mis­sion. Come early. Seat­ing is lim­ited. No RSVP is re­quired.

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