Capital Region Civil War Events

Fairfax County Civil War

Capital Region Civil War Events

 

One-Day Events

THE FINAL RENDEZVOUS: Visit Mosby Rangers’ Graves in Mt. Zion Church, Sharon & Ivy Hill Cemeteries

Nov 1, Mt. Zion Church

Address: 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie, VA
Times: 9:00 AM to NOON
Phone: (703) 851-9088
Admission: $10 per person
Join Eric Buckland, Don Hakenson and Dave Goetz on a tour of the final resting places of 49 of Mosby's Rangers; Mt. Zion Church, Sharon, and Ivy Hill Cemeteries. The tour will visit some of these graves where anecdotes about the men's lives, both during the war and after, will be told. Participants will travel from site to site in their own vehicles. Meet at Mt Zion Church in Aldie, VA - The tour will begin from there and end at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Upperville, VA

Brother Against Sister: Rape in the Civil War

Nov 22, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
While nearly 30 soldiers were executed for the crime of rape during the Civil War, hundreds of women came forward with horror stories of rape and attempted rape. In many cases, the judicial system worked against them. Based on her book, "I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War," award-winning author Kim Murphy will contradict many historians' claims that the American Civil War was a "low-rape" war to show the atrocities against women, both white and black. Book purchase and signing to follow.

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"Christmas in Camp" - Civil War Living History

Dec 7, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
Discuss Civil War-era holiday customs, make Victorian ornaments, and participate in camp drills with Company D, 17th VA Infantry, "Fairfax Rifles" C.S.A. Guided tours of Historic Blenheim House.

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