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Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

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Upcoming Events

June 2018

Fridays at the Front with Ed Bearss – “Men ceased to be men”: The Battle of Port Republic

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Car caravan and walking tour of sites related to the closing battle of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign, ranging from Jackson’s Narrow Escape (on June 8) and headquarters to the attacks across the river plain and the epic closing struggle for the “hell-spot” of the Coaling. Tour led by the legendary Ed Bearss, Historian Emeritus, National Park Service, and Keven Walker, SVBF CEO. This tour will immediately follow a major preservation announcement at 9:30am at the Coaling. Tour will include a…

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July 2018

Fridays at the Front – “Stirring times”: Harrisonburg During the Civil War

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Tour of sites related to wartime events in Harrisonburg, including Jackson’s Valley Campaign, Hunter’s march to Piedmont, partisan warfare, Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Campaign, the Burning, civilian life, and post-war commemoration and conciliation.

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Confederate Icons: History, Memory, and the Future of Our Past

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States + Google Map

A Civil War Conference: Confederate Icons: History, Memory, and the Future of Our Past Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia This conference will focus on the history of Confederate icons such as monuments and the battle flag – and how their use, meaning, and cultural acceptance have changed over the years. Featuring speakers such as Christy Coleman, John Coski, Caroline Janney, James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., and Keven Walker. Cost: $27 for…

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August 2018

Fridays at the Front: “Battle and Bushwhackers” – The Page Valley During the Civil War

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Car caravan tour of sites related to the 1862 and 1864 campaigns – from Stonewall Jackson’s lightning-like maneuvers to cavalry fights and brutal, take-no-prisoners actions during the Burning – and to stories of divided loyalties and post-war tragedy.

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September 2018

Fridays at the Front: “The Fall of Gibraltar” – The Battle of Fisher’s Hill

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Car caravan tour of sites related to the September 21-22, 1864, battle where a flank attack by the Army of West Virginia’s “mountain creepers” crashed into the Confederates “like a western cyclone” and helped unhinge the southern line. The stunning Union triumph, which opened up the Valley to the systematic destruction of “The Burning,” was the second in a series of Union victories in the Valley that helped ensure Lincoln’s reelection.

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