A Confederate Englishman: The Civil War Letters of Henry Wemyss Feilden
The Charleston Mercury invites you to a book signing and cocktail reception celebrating the release of the new book, A Confederate Englishman: The Civil War Letters of Henry Wemyss Feilden, edited by the SCHS’s former Director, W. Eric Emerson, and current Processing Archivist, Karen Stokes.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Fireproof Building
The Civil War letters of Henry Wemyss Feilden (1838-1921) have been a part of the collections of the South Carolina Historical Society for more than sixty years, but despite their significance, it is only recently that they have begun to receive the attention they deserve. In Amanda Foreman’s bestselling book of 2010, A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War, Captain Feilden figures as one of the principal (and most interesting) characters, and now, this Englishman’s fascinating story will be told more fully with the publication of his wartime correspondence.
Sponsored by The Charleston Mercury.