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Site of vice-presidential debate has Civil War connection

Farmville, Va., the home of Longwood University where the Democratic and Republican vice-presidential candidates debated Tuesday night, played a little-known role in the Civil War. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and his troops, having evacuated Petersburg on April 2 and 3, 1865, were traveling south to join Gen. Joseph Johnston’s Army of Tennessee in North […]
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Farmville, Va., the host of Tuesday night’s debate between the vice-presidential hopefuls, was one of the places Gen. Robert E. Lee stopped to find food for his troops as they retreated from Petersburg in 1865.


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