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Stories of the Civil War

Stories of the Civil War

The Civil War stories and experiences found in Fairfax County and throughout the Capital Region are some of the most amazing narratives ever told. Stories of freedom, spies, historic homes, legendary figures, and more are waiting to be discovered by visitors exploring this poignant time in American history.

The African-American Experience During the Civil War

African-Americans and the Civil War

The African-American experience in the the Civil War consisted of heroic men and women who were both free and enslaved. More
Women of the Civil War

Women of the Civil War

In Fairfax County and throughout the Capital Region, women played huge roles for both the Union and Confederacy. More
Lincoln's Grand Review

Lincoln's Grand Review

Between Munson's Hill and Bailey's Crossroads, General McClellan conducted the most impressive military review of his career in front of Abraham Lincoln. More
Civil War Graffiti

Civil War Graffiti

The walls of buildings in and around Fairfax host the names of the soldiers who fought and served here. More
George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon and the Civil War

Learn how Ann Pamela Cunningham and her secretary, Miss Sarah Tracy, saved Mount Vernon. More
Women Spies of the Civil War

Women Spies of the Civil War

Women found themselves serving as often successful and unsuspected spies during the Civil War. More
The Assassination of President Lincoln

The Assassination of President Lincoln

While attending a special performance of Our American Cousin, President Lincoln was shot and killed. More
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

This epic 150+ mile journey features a special collection of unique heritage sites found anywhere in America. More
The Underground Railroad in the Capital Region

The Underground Railroad in the Capital Region

The Underground Railroad was a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North. More
Love Letters of the Civil War

Love Letters of the Civil War

While stationed outside Washington, DC early in the war, Sullivan Ballou wrote what is now considered one of the most famous love letters of the Civil War. More
Battle of Vienna, VA - Train Attack

Railroads in the Civil War

In and around Fairfax County, Virginia, local train stations and the railroads were responsible for everything from starting conflict to founding towns. More
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Be sure to visit our Civil War Facebook page for information on the Civil War in the Capital Region. More
The Civil War in Fairfax County and the Capital Region

Download the Fairfax County Civil War Brochure

This downloadable brochure has an amazing amount of Civil War information regarding Fairfax County and the Civil War. More
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Visit us on YouTube and see videos related to Fairfax County's Civil War stories. More