Battle of Ft. Wagner

The Second Battle of Fort Wagner, also known as the Second Assault on Morris Island or the Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, was fought on July 18, 1863, during the American Civil War. Union Army troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Quincy Gillmore, launched an unsuccessful assault on the Confederate

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Fairfax Civil War Days

Heritage Days Montgomery County, MD

Each year, Heritage Montgomery hosts Heritage Days on the last weekend of June. This FREE festival highlights historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation sites offering special programs including exhibits & demonstrations, live music, activities for children, and much more! Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many small sites that

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Wilson's Wharf Group Fall In

Juneteenth Commemoration at Roosevelt Island

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the final abolition of slavery. This year it will be commemorated on June 11th at Theodore Roosevelt Island with a presentations by park rangers, 54th Massachusetts Infantry Reenactors, and Female Re-Enactors of Distinction (FREED). Come hear stories of

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Remembrance Day Parade

An annual event held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. A parade of Civil War living history groups begins at 1:00pm. Join us in honoring the soldiers and civilians of the American Civil War in this special annual parade held in conjunction with the Gettysburg Address anniversary. The parade

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11th Annual Yankees in Falmouth

History comes alive at the 11th Annual Yankees in Falmouth! And Some Confederates Too! Walk back in time and experience Falmouth the way it was 150 years ago during the Civil War! Come out and meet Union and Confederate soldiers and see their camps! President Lincoln will also be at

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Members Lead Parade

African American Cultural & Heritage Festival

The African American Heritage Festival is held the 3rd Saturday in August. Locations are downtown Charles Town, Wright Denny Elementary, and alternative school grounds at Avis and Lawrence Street. This event showcases the history and talent of the African American community in Jefferson County, with vendors, a parade, and live entertainment

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Ft. Ward

Ft. Ward Living History Camp

Reenactors from the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., and the 23rd U.S.C.T. will stage a military encampment that portrays the history, training and soldier life of African American units associated with the Civil War Defenses of Washington. Visitors will learn about the role of the U.S.C.T. in the Union

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DC Emancipation Day

Parade, Concert & Fireworks The DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862 ended slavery in Washington, DC, freed 3,100 individuals, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and men money to emigrate. It is this legislation, and the courage and struggle of those who fought

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