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Civil War Programs

Vicksburg: The Campaign That Broke the Confederacy

Although Gettysburg is often cited as the Civil War’s most important battle, it was the fall of Vicksburg that sealed the fate of the Confederacy. Historian Donald L. Miller tells the astonishing story of the longest and most decisive military campaign of the Civil War.

Date of event
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

The Civil War in Arlington County

Once a rural Virginia area full of farms and orchards, Arlington County’s proximity to the Union’s capital drew it into the conflicts of the Civil War. Join historian Dakota Springston to survey locations including the sites of Union forts, a Confederate outpost, Matthew Brady’s photographic studio, and a Reconstruction-era Freedmen’s Village.

Date of event
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.