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The American Civil War

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Experience the LOVE of Virginia

150th Anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation

Virginia has a major role in the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and Emancipation, 2011-2015.

As the state where more battles were fought than any other state, the Civil War touched nearly every corner of the Commonwealth. But the story is about much more than battles. It’s about real people caught up in an unimaginable war – soldiers, civilians, enslaved persons, each with a story to tell.

This site is a resource with imagery, story ideas, facts and key historical dates to help journalists get to the heart of the story in Virginia.


Images

Civil War Walk

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Key Resources

Story Starters

Virginia Civil War Trails Are Ready Made Trips for History Buffs

Trail program connects 500 sites statewide to explore Civil War history and events.

New Ways to Experience Civil War History

Segway tours, hikes and wine trails through history make Virginia a top destination for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Emancipation.

Civil War Sites for Families in Virginia

Hands-on experiences and out-of-the ordinary tours appeal to the youngest of visitors.

Virginia Preserves Civil War History with Document Digitization

Virginia is marking the commemoration with a ground-breaking Civil War history document preservation project.

 

Personal Stories of Sacrifice

Compelling personal stories and where to walk in their footsteps in Virginia.

 

Trip Ideas

Use these day-by-day regional trip ideas to build your story.

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Additional Links

Civil War 150