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.