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Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel- Sergeant Dobson

Event Date:

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue:

Henry Plant Museum
401 W. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606

Organizer:

Heather Brown
813-258-7304
htrubee@ut.edu

Program Description:

Step back in time and experience life as a Spanish-American War soldier through the eyes of the young volunteer soldier Henry A. Dobson. Sergeant Dobson of Company D, 1st D.C. Volunteers was 20 years old when he was encamped with his regiment in Tampa prior to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1889. Dobson documented his daily experiences in numerous personal letters home. Enthusiastic and eager, he shares his opinions about the army and Tampa with insight, honesty, and humor. This performance is free and open to the public.

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