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Fridays at the Front – “Shells Went Through the House”: Civil War Lexington – CANCELLED
May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Please Note: Because of health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), our Fridays at the Front Tour of Lexington, which was scheduled for May 8, 2020, has been cancelled.
Car caravan tour of sites related to Lexington’s Civil War story, including VMI, locations related to Hunter’s 1864 Raid, Stonewall Jackson’s House, and the gravesites of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Located at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, Lexington escaped the worst of the Civil War until June 1864, when Union Gen. David Hunter’s victory at the Battle of Piedmont allowed him to embark on “Hunter’s Raid,” which climaxed when Hunter brushed aside Confederate skirmishers and descended on Lexington, where he ordered the burning of VMI.
The tour is free, but pre-registration is required. To register click here and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
You’ll also find information about other 2020 Fridays at the Front tours on that same page.