Chesterfield – The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation present a free lecture by H. V. “Bo” Traywick, “Diary of a Southern Soldier Boy” at noon, April 7, at Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road.
The event is part of a lecture series program to assist in further providing both historical and educational programming to increase awareness of the historical site.
H. V. “Bo” Traywick will present this lecture based on journal entries an ancestor of his wrote when he was a member of the 3 rd Regiment, of the South Carolina Volunteers, during the Civil War. The accounts given are also featured in Traywick’ s book, “A Southern Soldier Boy: The Diary of Sergeant Beaufort Simpson Buzhardt 1838-1862,” copies of the book will be available at the lecture.
Traywick has a strong military background, having graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1967 with a civil engineering degree and a regular commission in the U.S. Army. His service included qualification as an airborne ranger and command of an engineer company in Vietnam, where he received the Bronze Star. After his return, Traywick earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree, with an international focus on war and cultural revolution from the University of Richmond.
For more information, call Lorie Arnold at (804) 748-1498.