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Sixty days of Civil War events in Richmond area

The number of battles, skirmishes and conflicts rose rapidly in Virginia during the second year of the Civil War and the Richmond area was the most heavily involved. For 60 days, between May 9 and July 11, the National Park Service’s Richmond National Battlefield Park will offer events to commemorate the five battles that took place within the park boundaries in that time frame.
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Memorial Day remembrances at four area Civil War sites

History / US History : A House Divided (2 years ago)

Four Civil War sites, one each in Maryland and Virginia and two in Washington, have announced plans for services or events for Memorial Day that include parades, wreath laying, plantation, cemetery and battlefield tours, and rifle d... Read Post

Some Bull Run anniversary events canceled because of heat

History / US History : A House Divided (3 years ago)

The National Park Service canceled part of Friday’s program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Bull Run in Manassas because of excessive heat, officials said. Outdoor events scheduled between 2 p.m. and 6... Read Post

George Washington: “when I was young”

History / US History : Boston 1775 (3 years ago)

On 28 May 1754, Lt. Col. George Washington of Virginia was involved in an embarrassing skirmish that helped to spark the global conflict called the Seven Years’ War. (This little event is sometimes grandly called the Battle of Jumon... Read Post


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