Civil War

National Battlefield Parks

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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Winter's Majesty

Just off the shores of Virginia Beach spectacular wildlife emerges each winter. From humpback and fin whale sightings to beautiful waterfowl like the northern gannet, the life along the coast is active and majestic. 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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Bracketts Farm

150th Anniv. Battle of Trevilian Station ...

Venue: Brackett's Farm Location: Louisa
Bracketts Farm

History comes to life in the rolling hills of the beautiful Louisa County countryside. This historic reenactment commemorates the 150th anniversary... More Info

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Banner Lecture - "From Marshall to Moussaoui: ...

Venue: Virginia Historical ... Date: 02/05/2015 Location: Richmond

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has, arguably, the most interesting and important history of any trial jurisdiction in... More Info

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Civil War Dancing

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/07/2015 and 02/07/2015 Location: Appomattox

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, Don and Joyce Leslie will present a program on Civil War Dancing at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox. The... More Info

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Civil War Conversation- 'A Radical & ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/11/2015 Location: Appomattox

On February 3, 1865, five men met for four hours aboard the US steamer River Queen on the prospect of a peaceful resolution to a war that had ravag... More Info

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The End of the Richmond Slave Trade

Venue: The American Civil ... Date: 02/12/2015 Location: Richmond

A presentation by Dr. John "Jack” Trammell, professor of sociology at Randolph-Macon College, on his research into the history of the slave t... More Info

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Gallery Tour: Paths to Freedom

Venue: American Civil War ... Date: 02/15/2015 Location: Richmond

Join Museum Educator Sean Kane for a guided tour of our signature exhibit In the Cause of Liberty. This program will highlight artifacts and displa... More Info

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Book Talk- An Agrarian Republic

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/19/2015 Location: Appomattox

The familiar story of the Civil War tells of a predominately agricultural South pitted against a rapidly industrializing North. However, Adam Dean ... More Info

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Brown Bag Lunch Talk- The Confederate Debate ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/20/2015 Location: Richmond

In February 1865 Southern statesmen, soldiers, and civilians were engaged in the last stages of a months-long public debate over a proposal to enli... More Info

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"Person of the Year:1865" Symposium

Venue: Library of Virginia Date: 02/21/2015 Location: Richmond

It is time for the final Person of the Year Symposium of the Sesquicentennial. Who will be named the Person of the Year for 1865 and join previous ... More Info

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The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox

McNeill’s Rangers: Were They Partisans or ...

Venue: Museum of the ... Date: 02/26/2015 Location: Appomattox
The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox

Hardy County, Virginia native John Hanse McNeill formed one of only three partisan units to survive the repeal of the Partisan Act by the Confedera... More Info

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Battle of the Ironclads

Venue: Lynchburg Museum at ... Date: 03/12/2015 Location: Lynchburg

Join naval historian and former War Memorial Museum Director John Quarstein to explore the battle between the Monitor and Virginia. &nbs... More Info

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Annual Appomattox Court House Nat'l Historical ...

Venue: Longwood University Date: 03/13/2015 and additional dates 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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“Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession, and ...

Venue: White House of the ... Date: 03/27/2015 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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Dinwiddie Days

Venue: County of Dinwiddie Date: 03/27/2015 - 04/02/2015 Location: Dinwiddie

Dinwiddie County is a community rich in history and heritage. The County holds the distinct honor of being home to more Civil War battles and... More Info

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A cannon at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park.

Sailor's Creek American Civil War ...

Venue: Sailor's Creek ... Date: 03/28/2015 Location: Rice
A cannon at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park.

The Overton-Hillsman farm house, circa 1780, is open to the public for guided tours 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The house was restored to reflect the 1865 ... More Info

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Cannon firing demonstrations throughout the day on Sunday

Last Stand - The Civil War Comes to Farmville VA

Venue: Town of Farmville Date: 03/28/2015 and 03/29/2015 Location: Farmville
Cannon firing demonstrations throughout the day on Sunday

Come to Farmville Virginia and take part in The Last Stand: The Civil War Comes to Farmville. Immerse yourself in history meeting the men fro... More Info

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Main Museum

The Ultimate Petersburg & Appomattox Campaign ...

Venue: Pamplin Historical ... Date: 04/01/2015 and additional dates Location: Petersburg
Main Museum

Join A. Wilson Greene and guest experts on a special series of unique presentations and tours of sites associated with the 1865 Campaign for Peters... More Info

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