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    Sheridan's Ride in Art, Literature and Memory

    On October 19, 1864, General Philip Sheridan’s timely arrival at the Cedar Creek battlefield helped turn a Union retreat into a resounding victory, effectively ending Confederate resistance in the Shenandoah…

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    Union Veterans and 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign

    McCormick Civil War Institute director Jonathan Noyalas talked about how Union veterans of the 1864 Shenandoah campaign attempted to burnish their regimental legacies through writing…

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    Rebecca Wright - Union Spy in the Shenandoah

    In the fall of 1864, Union General Philip Sheridan sought information on the position and strength of Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley. Rebecca Wright, with the help of enslaved man…

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    Battle of Fort Stevens 155th Anniversary

    The Battle of Fort Stevens was fought in the northwest section of Washington, D.C., in July 1864, when Confederate forces under General Jubal Early probed the capital city’s defenses before…

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    Jefferson Davis' Confederate Adversaries

    Virginia Tech Professor Paul Quigley talked about Jefferson Davis' political opponents in the South, including many governors who resented that he prioritized the Confederacy over the states.…

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    Copperheads and Anti-Lincoln Sentiment in the North

    Jennifer Weber talked about her book, Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln’s Opponents in the North. This talk was part of a conference hosted by Shenandoah University’s Civil War…

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    Battle of Cedar Creek

    Belle Grove Plantation and the National Park Service hosted a commemorative ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek. The battle took place in Virginia’s…

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