Confederates in Montana Territory: In the Shadow of Price’s Army
April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Confederate veterans and their families flocked to Montana Territory, their exile of choice, during and after the Civil War. Seeking new opportunities after enduring the turmoil of war, these exiles made a lasting impact on the region. Now meet some of these fascinating characters including guerrillas who fought with William Quantrill and Bloody Bill Anderson, as well as cavalrymen who rode with Confederate legends General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Colonel John S. Mosby—and escorted Jeff Davis in his final flight. Some former Confederates came as ‘Galvanized Yankees’ to the western territories to keep order on the Upper Missouri. Others joined outlaw gangs after the war and steamed up the Missouri River for vengeance.
Presented by Kenneth “Ken” G. Robison, historian at the Overholser Historical Research Center in Fort Benton, Montana and the Great Falls/Cascade County Historic Preservation Commission in Great Falls, Montana. His M. A. is in colonial history is from George Mason University, while his undergraduate degree is from the University of Montana.
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