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Fourth Annual "'Yankees in Falmouth!' (And Confederates Too!)" Living History Event
Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, 2011
See Union and Confederate military and civilian living historians portray Civil War events in Falmouth and Stafford County at the Moncure Conway House and grounds in historic Falmouth. The two-day events include infantry and artillery firing demonstrations; Civil War artifact displays; talks by National Park Service and Rappahannock region historians; and on-site interaction with encamped living historians make these events unforgettable.
This year's programming will include an exhibit and presentation on the Union Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, which was created in Stafford County in February 1863 and became one of the decisive forces in the Eastern Theater. There will also be a dedication ceremony of historic signage by the 14th Brooklyn Chausseurs and other reenactor units on the site of their April 1862 service. The signage commemorates the vital role of the Federal Army in freeing at least 12,000 slaves during that period of service. The Moncure Conway House, boyhood home of the South's most prominent abolitionist, humanitarian and author, will also be open and talks will be given on his life, focusing on the Civil War. Mr. Conway himself has been invited and may appear and talk to the visitors.
Come see and participate in this unique Civil War history event on the banks of the beautiful Rappahannock River! Visitors will also be able to connect with selected regional historical organizations. Living history organizations or individuals wishing to participate in this year's or future events, please contact Norman Schools at Small47@aol.com. General information for visitors is also available from Al Conner at Azconner@aol.com.
Sponsored by the Moncure Conway Foundation & the National Park Service
This event is to generate attention to Falmouth's rich historic heritage.