Civil War 150 Special Events

  • Buchanan Civil War History WeekendCivil War Reenactment at Fort Pocahontas

    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.

Central Virginia

"Footsteps to Freedom" - Emancipation Realized

Petersburg - Oct. 16, 17, 18, 19 - 19th Annual Symposium: The Civil War in 1865 - Seven outstanding scholars discuss pivotal events of 1865 at a weekend symposium. Speakers include ... read more...

Appomattox - Nov. 12 - The Importance of Animals to the Civil War - This program will discuss animal mascots of the Civil War. This includes cats, pigs, chickens, a ... read more...

Richmond - Nov. 19 - Echoes of the Past: Popular Recording and the Civil War - Civil War music is more than sheet music and military bands. Few people realize that we can ... read more...

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Shenandoah Valley

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

Middletown - Oct. 17 - 18 - Re-Enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek - Join us for the 151st commemoration of the largest Civil War battle in the Shenandoah Valley, held ... 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...

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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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