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Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

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April 2020

SVBF National Conference: New Market, Piedmont, and the Fall of Staunton

April 16 @ 8:00 am - April 18 @ 8:00 pm
Stonewall Jackson Hotel, 24 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation's 5th Annual National Civil War Conference will focus on the 1864 Lynchburg Campaign, which included the dramatic battles of New Market, Piedmont, and Lynchburg, the fall of Staunton, and the systematic destruction of Hunter's Raid, including the burning of VMI. The conference, which will be held from April 16-18, 2020, will be headquartered at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center in Staunton, Virginia. The conference will include talks, special events, and tours of New…

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May 2020

Fridays at the Front – “Shells Went Through the House”: Civil War Lexington

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

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…

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July 2020

Fridays at the Front – “The Horrors of War”: Harper’s Ferry During the Civil War

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Car caravan tour of Harper’s Ferry Civil War-era story, including sites related to John Brown’s 1859 Raid, Stonewall Jackson’s victory at the 1862 Battle of Harper’s Ferry, Jubal Early’s 1864 Maryland Campaign, and Storer College.  Located at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley, Harper’s Ferry was a critical strategic location that was also – thanks to the heights that overlooked and dominated it – almost impossible to defend.  Few towns were as ravaged by the conflict.  As resident Joseph…

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September 2020

“Tar Heels in the Valley” Conference

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E Edenton St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Far from home, North Carolinians played a pivotal role in many of the actions in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, from Stonewall Jackson’s early campaigns to the epic fights of the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign.  On Saturday, August 1, 2020, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will present a Civil War conference, “Tar Heels in the Valley”: North Carolinians in the Shenandoah Valley During the Civil War, that will look back on the experiences of those North Carolina soldiers. Held…

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“Tar Heels in the Valley” Conference

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E Edenton St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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“Tar Heels in the Valley” North Carolinia Soldiers in the Shenandoah Valley A Civil War Conference Saturday, September 26, 2020 North Carolina Museum of History Raleigh, North Carolina Far from home, North Carolinians played a pivotal role in many of the actions in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, from Stonewall Jackson’s early campaigns to the epic fights of the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign.  On Saturday, September 26, 2020, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will present a Civil War conference,…

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