Tag: Civil War

Civil War Christmas program at New Market museum

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War will present a Civil War Christmas program at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park on Saturday, Dec. 3.


Registration open for Civil War day camp

Registration is open for the 14th annual summer day camp at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, located at New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.

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Dates coincide with history for 2016 New Market Battle re-enactment

Hundreds of Civil War re-enactors are expected to take part in the 152nd re-enactment of the Battle of New Market May 14-15.

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Bridgewater Civil War Institute focuses on memory, memorialization

How the Civil War has been remembered and memorialized is the topic of the Ninth-Annual Bridgewater College Civil War Institute.


Virginia receives $2.7 million in grants to protect Civil War battlefields

Virginia has been awarded nearly $2.7 million in federal Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to help protect and preserve Civil War battlefields.


Civil War sesquicentennial brings millions to Virginia

An economic impact study of Virginia’s Civil War sesquicentennial shows the commemoration brought more than $290 million and 3.7 million people to Virginia.

History lesson on a T-shirt: But you don’t know your Confederate flag

You can’t have a good time at a county fair without somebody who doesn’t know history trying to give you a history lesson with their favorite Confederate flag T-shirt.


Battlefields Foundation Preserves one acre of core battlefield at Third Winchester

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) announced the successful preservation of one acre at the core of the Third Winchester (Opequon) battlefield on Monday.

Battlefields Foundation announces preservation of five acres at Third Winchester

Five acres on the core of the Third Winchester battlefield are now forever protected. This includes the site where the Army of the Shenandoah, commanded by Union Gen. Philip Sheridan crossed Opequon Creek early on the morning of September 19, 1864.


Civil War quilts at Virginia Quilt Museum

Civil War re-enactors must be exhausted after commemorating Civil War battles and camps for the past four years but imagine what life was really like at the end of the Civil War.

The flag is down: The war is finally over

For 150 years, we continued to fight the war. The South will rise again, indeed, was the cry, as we debated what had happened and what it all meant.

The Confederate flag and gay marriage: The legacy of nullification rearing its head

You can’t change the history, no matter how much you argue it. There’s a reason Southern politicians started wrapping themselves in the Confederate flag in the 1940s and 1950s, and ran them up official statehouse flagpoles at the height of the civil rights era.


Battlefields Foundation presents conference on 1865, post-Civil War era

On Saturday, June 20, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will look back at that period with a Sesquicentennial conference, “The Rocky Road to Peace”: 1865 and the Post-War Era in the Valley.

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Memorial Day event: Free symphony concert at Virginia State Capitol

A free symphony concert and Civil War-themed walking tour will be held at the State Capitol on Memorial Day, to mark the end of the statewide sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War and emancipation.

HistoryMobile to visit Bath County

The Bath County Library and other organizations will be hosting the HistoryMobile at the end of April. This is a free event. There will be public viewing on April 29th, April 30th & May 1st from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.and on Saturday, May 2nd from 10::00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. The HistoryMobile will be located at the Bath County […]

Ken Plum: A hundred fifty years ago

The first person I ever knew who wrote a weekly newspaper column was a teacher in the high school I attended who wrote a column during the period 1961-1965 entitled, “A Hundred Years Ago: The Civil War Day By Day.”

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Sen. Tim Kaine delivers address at Appomattox sesquicentennial

Continuing his five-day swing through Virginia, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine traveled to Appomattox to on Thursday commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

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VDOT: Traffic runs smoothly for sesquicentennial events

Traffic continues to run smoothly on Routes 24, 26, 656 and 460 in the Appomattox area, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) thru Sunday, April 12, to follow recommended traffic patterns as posted on signs and message boards.

VDOT: Traffic alert as sesquicentennial events arrive in Appomattox

Visitors to and participants in the sesquicentennial events at Appomattox Courthouse have started to arrive and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) continues to encourage motorists driving to and from the Appomattox National Historical Park (NHP),

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Civil War landmine usage is topic to start annual conflict recovery week

“Landmines in our Backyard: The U.S. Civil War’s Buried History,” will be the first topic discussed during the annual Post-conflict Recovery Week at James Madison University at 7 p.m. Monday, April 6 in Miller Hall, Room 1101.

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VDOT encourages Sesquicentennial attendees to follow event signage and public service announcements on the Highway Advisory Radio

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) encourages motorists driving to and from the Appomattox National Historical Park (NHP), Museum of the Confederacy (MOC), and reenactment battle activities at the Appomattox Commerce and Business Center (ACBC) from Wednesday, April 8, thru Sunday, April 12, to follow recommended traffic patterns as posted on signs and message boards.


Governor McAuliffe announces preservation of 65 acres of Civil War battlefield

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the protection of 65 acres of Civil War battlefield in Williamsburg. The land is being donated by Anheuser-Busch to the Civil War Trust, the largest nonprofit organization devoted to preserving America’s battlegrounds.


Virginia State Parks to commemorate American Civil War Sesquicentennial March 28-29

Virginia State Parks will recognize the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War with activities March 28 and 29 on grounds where soldiers stood.

James I. Robertson to headline Bridgewater College Civil War Institute

James I. Robertson Jr. – one of the nation’s most distinguished Civil War historians – will headline the eighth annual Bridgewater College Civil War Institute on Saturday, March 21.


Warner, Kaine introduce bill to authorize expanded Petersburg National Battlefield

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) introduced legislation that would protect some of the most endangered Civil War battlefields in the country by authorizing the National Park Service to acquire more than 7,000 acres to add to Petersburg National Battlefield.

Scottsville observes the 150th anniversary of General Sheridan’s campaign in Albemarle County

Beginning on Friday, the Scottsville Museum will commemorate Sheridan’s raid on the town of Scottsville, which took place in March 1865.

Bridgewater College professor Stephen Longenecker to speak about new Civil War book

Dr. Stephen Longenecker, the Edwin L. Turner Distinguished Professor of History at Bridgewater College, will speak about his book, Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.

Governor McAuliffe announces major television series will film in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that PBS has selected Virginia as the filming location for a new Civil War television series that is a blend of hospital drama and family saga.

Governor McAuliffe announces premiere of Point of Honor pilot on Amazon.com

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Thursday the premiere of the pilot episode of Point of Honor on Amazon.com. The series, filmed entirely in Virginia, follows a Virginia family and its courageous struggles during the Civil War.

Virginia Tech ‘s Melanie Kiechle examines the foul side of history

Unusual odors have been strong indicators throughout history that something is not quite right. One year ago, the smell of licorice permeated the air in Elk River, West Virginia, alerting citizens to a chemical spill of coal-washing foam.


Virginia Historical Society Programs Calendar 2015

The 2015 calendar of events at the Virginia Historical Society.

Civil War battlefield restoration effort accelerated due to emerald ash borer

The restoration of the Third Winchester battlefield is the largest such project in the history of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF.) The organization’s multi-year effort now has the additional purpose of combating the damage being done by an emerald ash borer infestation.

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Kaine battlefield protection bill becomes law

The American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) and U.S. Representatives Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Rush Holt (D-NJ), was signed into law by President Obama today following passage by both houses of Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015 last week.


Kaine, Wittman battlefield protection bills head to House, Senate floors for votes

The American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015 announced by Senate and House negotiators last night.

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UVA special collections exhibit explores the Civil War in many voices

Battles in the U.S. Civil War ravaged the landscape, political maneuvers transformed the economy and profound regional tensions resulted in the creation of West Virginia.

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Victory at Cedar Creek as VDOT announces shift in bridge location

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that it will alter the proposed alignment of the Route 11 replacement bridge at Cedar Creek battlefield.


Governor McAuliffe announces Civil War battlefield preservation grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced 13 grant awards to organizations working to preserve historic Civil War battlefields for the enjoyment of Virginians for years to come.

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November River City Radio Hour premieres Tales from Rose Hall

The November River City Radio Hour will premiere a new serial Tales from Rose Hall. The four-part serial traces the role a celebrated home played in Waynesboro’s participation in the Civil War.


Governor McAuliffe accepts 127 acres of hallowed ground from Civil War Trust

Governor Terry McAuliffe presided over a ceremony at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield, formally announcing the transfer of 127 acres of hallowed ground at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park.


Belle Grove Plantation to host Antiques Appraisal & Traditional Crafts Fair Saturday

Saturday, November 1, 2014 is Belle Grove Plantation’s annual Antiques Appraisal and Traditional Crafts Fair. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Change of hours of operation at Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

At the beginning of November, National Park Service facilities and programs at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will transition to a winter schedule.


Agriculture proves good use for historic properties

Most of the fighting at the Battle of Opequon took place on farmland that’s been in the same family since Colonial times and is being restored to its agricultural roots with the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park commemorate 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

The sesquicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Cedar Creek kicks off this week with a wide spectrum of programs and activities. Starting Friday, October 17,

Remembering Robert E. Lee: Historian focuses on military education of a civilian leader

Lee Chapel and Museum presents “Remembering Robert E. Lee” with a speech by noted historian, professor and author Dr. Christian B. Keller on Monday, Oct. 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lee Chapel Auditorium.

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JMU Calendar of Events: Oct. 3-12

Campus events and activities at James Madison University. From the JMU Office of Public Affairs. For the dates Oct. 3-12, 2014.