Joe B. Roles

Author, Speaker, Storyteller available for your club or society

Available to speak about MARY JANE’S WAR

A women’s story of character and courage in the midst of tragedy and political upheaval in Civil War and it will become an inspirational film for women of all ages and the fathers, grandfathers, brothers, husbands and others who love them.

Mary Jane Arnott Smith’s husband died from a wound received in The Battle of New Market, Virginia. She took a pair of mules and a wagon 120 miles over a mountain and through enemy lines in the middle of the winter to recover her husband’s remains to bring them home so that their seven children could honor their father.

10 minutes
Plus your choice of the following subjects:

  1. Medicine at home and in the Civil War – 4 minutes
  2. Home life in the 1800’s – 3 minutes
  3. Mountain Resorts and Healing Springs – 3 minutes
  4. Culture of the mid 1800’s – 2 minutes

Plus brief discussion of film to be made and book signing.

Annandale, VA
(703) 304-6100 |