History

Lest we forget

History | Why Christians should care about the Civil War's 150th anniversary, commemorated across Virginia
by Chelsea Rankin
Posted 7/15/11, 07:59 pm

Towns across the state are remembering the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with reenactments, group tours, balls and receptions.

Upcoming events include the Hillsboro Rabbit Run Theater's play this weekend regarding the Union in Confederate Virginia, the Jennie Dean Historic Site Civil War baseball games (July 22, 23), Winchester's Kernstown's Battlefield walking tour on July 30 and the two-day Civil War reenactment in Chantilly (which includes a Civil War fashion show) on August 13 and 14.

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David Firth reviews sonar images / AP / Brock Vergakis

Sunken history

History | Researchers explore Civil War shipwrecks with new sonar technology
by Zachary Abate
Posted 7/06/11, 04:53 pm

Federal researchers are using sonar technology to analyze Civil War shipwrecks off the coasts of Virginia with the hope of rendering near photographic images for the public. The resulting three-dimensional images of the wrecks will be provide more details than an actual dive at the sites and will most likely end up in museums to promote America's maritime heritage.

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The Sunken Road, Fredericksburg / U.S. National Park Service

Forward to Richmond

History | New state website allows people to trace their ancestors' steps in Civil War battles
by Zachary Abate
Posted 6/29/11, 06:58 pm

If you are one of the millions of Americans who have descended from Civil War soldiers, you may be interested in a new interactive website launched by the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Commission.

For the first time ever, people can track the movements of an individual soldier or regiment across Virginia's Civil War battlefields with the Walk in Their Footsteps program.

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