[PAST EVENT] Virtual Program: Hidden History at the Battle of Trenton

February 15, 2023
1pm - 2pm
Highland, Virtual Program
2050 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902Map this location
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Join us on Wednesday, February 15, at 1:00 p.m. for the virtual program James Monroe, John Sidebottom, and the Hidden History at the Battle of Trenton.

Did you know that a free black Virginian named John Sidebottom was one of two men who helped move eighteen-year-old Lieutenant Monroe to safety after he was wounded at the Battle of Trenton? After the war, Sidebottom and his brothers relocated to Kentucky and passed as white. Learn more about this fascinating American story in a virtual conversation with John Sidebottom’s seventh great-nephew, Caleb Dempsey-Richardson. This program is free and open to the public.


Jason Woodle, [[jbwoodle]]