Civil War

Civil War Milestones
9:04 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Scottsville Observes 150th Anniversary of Sheridan's Raid

When it comes to Civil War history, many people hear about places like Gettysburg and Manassas, but much of the suffering during that war occurred in small towns like Scottsville which - this weekend - will mark the anniversary of a Union invasion and celebrate the fact that the Yankees are NOT coming back. 

When Evelyn Edson, president of Scottsville’s Museum Board, announced plans to observe the 150th anniversary of General Philip Sheridan’s ride through town, some residents were appalled.  They figured the coming of the Yankees was nothing to celebrate. 

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Battles of the Wilderness & Spotsylvania
11:27 am
Wed April 30, 2014

The 1864 Overland Campaign

Some of the 26,000 Union wounded from Wilderness and Spotsylvania who passed through Fredericksburg in May 1864, turning the town into a “City of Hospitals.”

This weekend marks the 150th Anniversary of two history-changing battles fought in the Old Dominion during the Civil War, and there are a number of events scheduled to mark the historic clashes .

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