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  • Civil War 150 Special Events

  • Civil War Reenactment at Fort PocahontasMark your calendars to attend these special events commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and Emancipation.

    The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War is fast approaching. Where better to be for this significant point in American history than where the letter of surrender was written and the war came to a close?
     
    Make Your Plans: Five Things to Know: Appomattox and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The document proclaimed "all persons held as slaves ... are, and henceforward shall be free."
     
    Learn more about Emancipation in Virginia.

    VirginiaCivilWar.org

    Last Updated: 10/08/2015

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