Pamplin Park executive director to make presentation on the Battle of Ringgold

Pamplin Historical ParkPamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier executive director Jerry Desmond will make a presentation on July 7, at 7 p.m. to the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable.

Desmond will present “Cleburne Saves the Day, The Battle of Ringgold, November 27, 1863.”

The presentation will cover how General Patrick Cleburne and his 4,000 men held off 16,000 Union troops from three different Army corps for most of the day.

The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable meets the first Thursday of each month at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7-8 p.m.

For more information, call (804) 861-2408.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.