Civil War 150 Special Events

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    2011-2015: The Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and Emancipation

    Mark your calendars to attend these special events commemorating 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 hencforward shall be free."
    Learn more about Emancipation in Virginia.

    VirginiaCivilWar.org

Shenandoah Valley

Reenactment of the Battle of New Market
Reenactment of the Battle of New Market

Buena Vista - May 1 - 2 - Muster on the Maury – Living History in the Valley of Virginia - Step back into the 1860's and visit the Civil War living history encampment on the grounds of the ... read more...

Lexington - May 15 - New Market Day Parade & Ceremony - Every May 15, the Virginia Military Institute honors those cadets who fought and died in the Battle ... read more...

New Market - May 15 - 17 - Reenactment of the Battle of New Market - The Battle of New Market Reenactment is a unique historical experience taking place on the original ... read more...

Waynesboro - Sep. 12, 13 - Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend - Waynesboro was a town of 457 in 1860, an unlikely place at the feet of the Blue Ridge Mountains for ... read more...

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Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

Newport News - May 2, 3 - Annual Civil War Re-enactment at Endview Plantation - Civil War Reenactment of The Siege of Yorktown - Experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War ... read more...

Newport News - Jun. 22 - 25, Jul. 27 - 30 - Civil War Children's Camp at Endview Plantation - Children can learn about America's rich military heritage, teamwork, leadership skills and get ... read more...

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Northern Virginia

Manassas - May 16 - After the War Symposium: A One Day Symposium on the Effects of the Civil War - After the War: A One-Day Symposium on the Effects of the Civil War, is a regional capstone event ... read more...

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Southern Virginia

Farmville - Annual Appomattox Court House Nat'l Historical Park & Longwood University Civil War Seminar - 16th Annual Civil War Seminar, 1864 - Friday, March 13, 2015 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. The ... read more...

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