Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 8:30-5:00pm
Virginia’s Civil War Battlefields
On April 17, 1861—after the firing on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln’s call for Virginia volunteers to help put down the rebellion—the Old Dominion, the most populous southern state, voted to secede from the federal union. Once the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond, the South’s only large-scale industrial city, everyone understood that Virginia soil would soon be highly contested. During the bloody four-year conflict, the Old Dominion witnessed over 40 major battles and hundreds of smaller engagements. Indeed, most of the American Civil War was fought in the state of Virginia.
Starting in April 2020, join award-winning Civil War historian Rick Britton as he leads tours to some of Virginia’s most fascinating Civil War battlefields. Open to all. Activity level – active.
Wednesday, June 10
One of the war’s 10 biggest battles, (December 11 & 13 1862). Fredericksburg featured urban and rural combat. Stops include Chatham, Prospect Hill, and the famous Stone Wall where 18 assaults were turned back. Member $72; Guest: $82
Location: The Center