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Civil War 150 HistoryMobile making final Va. stop

Saturday - 12/8/2012, 11:13am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - A history class on wheels is ending its 2012 tour at events marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile is spending the weekend at National Park Service events relating to the Battle of Fredericksburg. Some 1,300 re-enactors are also due at George Washington's Ferry Farm in Stafford County and a Confederate encampment at Slaughter Pen Farm in Spotsylvania County.

The HistoryMobile has been touring for two years, and it's planning 35 events next year. The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission says the HistoryMobile uses the latest technology and exhibits to present individual stories from the war.

The 2013 tour schedule includes the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville in May and the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.


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