Northern Virginia – Suburbs of Washington DC

Alexandria For more information about Alexandria Civil War-oriented walking tours, call 888-458-6778. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site 4301 W Braddock Road, Alexandria VA 22304 703-746-4848 One of the 68 forts that ringed the Federal capital has been restored and interpreted. A nearby museum offers excellent Civil War exhibits relating to Alexandria’s war-time experience and … Read more

Northern Virginia – Driving Tour

When Virginia seceded, the Federal government in Washington D.C. found itself virtually surrounded by a hostile foreign country. Abraham Lincoln moved swiftly to occupy a comfort zone around his capital. Farther away from Washington, however, Union control was less certain. Confederate John Singleton Mosby was a feared raider of Union patrols and supply lines. Citizen … Read more

Virginia – During the Civil War

From the first big battle at Manassas/Bull Run in 1861 to the surrender of Lee’s army at Appomattox in 1865, Virginia stayed in the headlines throughout the Civil War. More than 2,000 “military events” were recorded in Virginia during the war, more than any other state. No part of the state escaped, with battles fought … Read more