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Roundtable: Washington D.C. Defenses

Join speaker Steven Phan as he shares the story of “The Washington D.C. Defenses during the Civil War.” In the wake of the Union defeat at First Manassas, federal engineers set to work constructing a ring of defenses around the capital. At wars’ end in 1865, around 68 major forts surrounded Washington D.C. which included… Read more »

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Join us as we remember the 157th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. At 4:40 a.m. April 2, 1865, some 14,000 Union soldiers moved forward in the chilly gloom toward the Confederate fortifications six miles southwest of Petersburg. Less than an hour later, the… Read more »