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Civil War National Battlefield Parks

From Manassas to Appomattox

The beginning, the end, and a few battles in between. These are Virginia's six hallowed battlefields of the Civil War. Read more...

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Experience life as it was in our nation's yesterdays. Explore original buildings, homes, and shops reconstructed on 301 acres. Read more...

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Nineteenth Century Women's Fashion

Venue: Museum of the ... Location: Appomattox

In this presentation, Susan Polich will focus on what the average women wore during the Civil War time period. You will see examples of work and... More Info

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Annual Appomattox Court House Nat'l Historical ...

Venue: Longwood University Location: Farmville

16th Annual Civil War Seminar, 1864 - Friday, March 13, 2015 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. The schedule for the day's events: Frida... More Info

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Myth Busters themed tour of the White House of ...

Venue: White House and ... Date: 10/13/2015 and additional dates Location: Richmond

Did Abraham Lincoln sit at Jefferson Davis’s desk? Which window did Jefferson Davis’s son fall out of? People were shorter back then ri... More Info

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"After the Fall" Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Venue: White House and ... Date: 10/16/2015 Location: Richmond

In most quashed rebellions, the leaders lose their lives or are forced into exile. The aftermath of the American Civil War provides and unusual exa... More Info

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19th Annual Symposium: The Civil War in 1865

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 10/16/2015 and additional dates Location: Petersburg
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Seven outstanding scholars discuss pivotal events of 1865 at a weekend symposium. Speakers include George C. Rable, Caroline Janney, Frank Wetta, J... More Info

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So Foul and Fair a Day: The Fall of Richmond ...

Venue: White House and ... Date: 10/17/2015 Location: Richmond

April 2, 1865 dawned bright and beautiful but within a few hours the Sunday peace was shattered when Jefferson Davis received word that the capital... More Info

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This Was Richmond: Photographic Tour After the ...

Venue: Henrico Theatre Date: 10/18/2015 Location: Henrico

All ages. Learn about Richmond after the Civil War through photography. National Park Service historian Mike Gorman brings his dynamic storytelling... More Info

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Join us for the 21st Annual Spirit Walk October 23-25, 2015!

Annual Spirit Walk

Venue: Oakwood Cemetery, ... Date: 10/23/2015 - 10/25/2015 and 10/30/2015 Location: Charlottesville
Join us for the 21st Annual Spirit Walk October 23-25, 2015!

Join the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society for the 21st Annual Spirit Walk and meet residents from our community’s past. Come... More Info

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Banner Lecture, "Unionists in Virginia: Politics, ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 10/29/2015 Location: Richmond

Whether the Civil War was preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues today. But even earlier, in 1861, a group of Un... More Info

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Voices from the Shadows

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 10/30/2015 - 10/31/2015 Location: Petersburg

Does the sound of Civil War cannon fire still echo in the night? Experience Pamplin Historical Park after dark as costumed guides lead you ... More Info

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History Happy Hour: Dearest of Captains, Sally ...

Venue: 3rd St. Diner Date: 11/03/2015 Location: Richmond

Join Kelly Hancock for a discussion of Captain Sally Tompkins, head of the Robertson Hospital during the Civil War, at the 3rd Street Diner, which ... More Info

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Punitive War: Confederate Guerrillas and Union ...

Venue: White House and ... Date: 11/06/2015 Location: Richmond

In this talk, Clay Mountcastle will present a new look at the complex nature of guerrilla warfare in the Civil War and the Union Army's calculated ... More Info

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Civil War Conversation- The Execution of Henry ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 11/11/2015 Location: Appomattox

Henry Wirz was assigned to command Andersonville in April 1864. Was he responsible for the conditions and treatment of the Federal prisoners in And... More Info

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The Importance of Animals to the Civil War

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 11/12/2015 Location: Appomattox

This program will discuss animal mascots of the Civil War. This includes cats, pigs, chickens, a camel, and even an eagle, but especially dogs. Hea... More Info

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Echoes of the Past: Popular Recording and the ...

Venue: The American Civil ... Date: 11/19/2015 Location: Richmond

Civil War music is more than sheet music and military bands. Few people realize that we can actually listen to music performed by Civil War veteran... More Info

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Brown Bag Lunch Series--The Surrender of the ...

Venue: White House and ... Date: 11/20/2015 Location: Richmond

By May, 1864, the American merchant fleet had been devastated by the successes of the Confederate commerce raiders. The Confederate naval agent in ... More Info

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Tea & Tidings

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 12/05/2015 Location: Petersburg

Did you know that to carry away fruit or bonbons from the table is a sign of low breeding? At Pamplin Historical Park's Tea & Tidings, ... More Info

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Fort Clifton Arts, Music, and Crafts Festival

Venue: Fort Clifton Park Date: 05/07/2016 - 05/08/2016 and additional dates Location: Colonial Heights

History of the Festival The Fort Clifton Festival began in May of 1976 as part of the Bicentennial celebration and has become an annu... More Info

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