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The familiar brick sidewalks of Old Town Alexandria served as the backdrop to a bit of American history you may not be familiar with and a curious plaque hidden in plain sight reminds passersby of at least part of the story.
A history class on wheels is ending its 2012 tour at events marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Descendents of Civil War heroes re-trace the steps of their great-grandfather, who found lost orders from Gen. Robert E. Lee that a prominent Civil War historian calls the most notable moment when America's trajectory turned and its very future was reset at Antietam Creek.
This weekend's commemoration of the battle will culminate Sunday night with a dramatic presentation of Stonewall Jackson's raid on Union provisions at Manassas junction.
Events around the country are planned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and now's there's an easy way to get a feel for the complete scope of celebrations.
A new travel program in Virginia aims to connect history lovers to wineries and wine lovers to history.
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