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Symposium Special Tour

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This special guided tour will visit sites from the Wilson-Kautz Raid with Director of Education & Interpretation, Zachary Pittard. Park members pay $129 per person and non-members pay $139 per person. The tour begins and ends at the Park’s National Museum of the Civil War Soldier parking lot. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call (804) 861-2408 for reservations today.

The Wilson–Kautz Raid was led by Union cavalry under Brigadier Generals James H. Wilson and August Kautz, whose objective was to cut railroads between Lynchburg, Virginia, and the essential Confederate rail supply center at Petersburg, Virginia. While the raid disrupted Confederate rail communications temporarily, the raiding force suffered high casualties and loss of artillery, their supply train and many raiders were captured, making this a partial Union failure.