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Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

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June 2021

Living History and Programs at Port Republic

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Coaling, 7120 Ore Bank Road
Port Republic, VA 24471 United States
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On Saturday, June 26, the Liberty Rifles and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation are presenting a series of programs to commemorate the Battle of Port Republic (fought on June 9, 1862), the climactic battle of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. The Liberty Rifles will be portraying the 1st Virginia (US) Infantry (later the 1st West Virginia), which was involved in the thick of the combat during the battle. More than 250 living historians will be present for the event…

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New Market Walking Tour

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strayer House, 9386 S. Congress Street
New Market, VA 22844 United States
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“Wrapped in Battle Smoke”: Walking Tour of the Battle of New Market This downtown walking tour of historic New Market focuses on the Battle of New Market (fought on May 15, 1864) – covering both the battle as it swept through the town, and the individual stories of the soldiers and local civilians who were caught up in events.  The tour is led by SVBF Park Ranger Wade Custer. The tour is free.  Advance registration is not required. The tour…

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July 2021

Civil War Walking Tour of Winchester

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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This downtown walking tour of historic Winchester visits Civil War sites and tells the stories of soldiers and civilians who were caught up in the chaos of the constant combat, occupations, and caring for the wounded. The tour is led by SVBF Park Ranger Wade Custer. The tour is free. Advance registration is not required. The tour will gather in front of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum at 20 N. Loudoun St. on the downtown walking mall. Please wear…

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SVBF Civil War Roundtable: Brian Swartz – Joshua Chamberlain

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

This meeting of the SVBF’s Civil War Roundtable will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021, beginning at 7:30 pm Eastern Time.  The featured speaker at the meeting will be Brian Swartz.  Brian’s program will be "Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War." This meeting will be conducted online using the Zoom platform.  We’ll send you the link and login information well in advance of the meeting.  (The information will also be posted on the roundtable…

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New Market Walking Tour

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strayer House, 9386 S. Congress Street
New Market, VA 22844 United States
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Free

“Wrapped in Battle Smoke”: Walking Tour of the Battle of New Market This downtown walking tour of historic New Market focuses on the Battle of New Market (fought on May 15, 1864) – covering both the battle as it swept through the town, and the individual stories of the soldiers and local civilians who were caught up in events.  The tour is led by SVBF Park Ranger Wade Custer. The tour is free.  Advance registration is not required. The tour…

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Fridays at the Front – “We Would Not Have Been Caught in This Trap”: The Battle of Harper’s Ferry

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

A tour of sites related to the Battle of Harper’s Ferry (fought on September 12-15, 1862), where Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson used the surrounding heights to besiege and capture the Union garrison – the largest surrender of U.S. Troops before World War II. Jackson’s victory secured the strategic location and allowed his troops to join Gen. Robert E. Lee in time for the Battle of Antietam. Seeing Jackson as he entered the town, one captured Federal remarked, “Boy, he is…

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“Born of Fire”: West Virginia and the Civil War

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Holiday Inn Martinsburg, 301 Foxcroft Ave.
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
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"Born of Fire": West Virginia and the Civil War A Civil War Conference Holiday Inn Martinsburg Martinsburg, West Virginia (July 31, 2021) West Virginia was created by the Civil War - born of internal and national politics, geography, and the fires of war. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation's 2021 Valley Conference, "Born of Fire": West Virginia and the Civil War, will look at the Mountaineer state's Civil War story, from the early campaigns with Robert E. Lee and George McClellan,…

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October 2021

Fridays at the Front: “When They Come, Aim Low”: The Battle of Hupp’s Hill and Civil War Strasburg

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Car caravan tour of Strasburg’s Civil War sites, including Hupp’s Hill. Sitting near the northern end of Massanutten Mountain and overlooked by Signal Knob, Strasburg was a strategic location throughout the Civil War, with both Confederate and Union armies marching through and occupying the town numerous times. This car caravan tour will visit sites related to Stonewall Jackson’s Great Train Raid of 1861, Bank’s Fort, Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign, and the 1864 Battles of Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek, and –…

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“Tar Heels in the Valley” Conference

October 23 @ 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, October 23, 2021, 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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April 2022

National Conference: Jackson’s Valley Campaign

April 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel 24 South (formerly the Stonewall Jackson Hotel), 24 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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The SVBF's 2022 National Conference will commemorate the 160th Anniversary of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign.  The event will be held from April 21-23, 2022, and will be headquartered at the Hotel 24 South in Staunton, Virginia.  The conference will include: Thursday, April 21 – Bus Tour of the Battle of McDowell. (Guides: Scott Patchan, Gary Ecelbarger, and Bill Miller.) Friday, April 22 – Speaker’s Programs and evening Awards Banquet Saturday, April 23 – Bus Tour of the Battles of Cross…

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