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Civil War Lecture Planned

by Uriah Kiser February 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm 1,380 7 Comments

With the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War upon us, events are planned in Arlington to mark that dark time in our nation’s history.

On Thursday, Warren Nelson, chair of the of the Arlington County Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee, will speak at the Arlington Career Center on what the county is doing to preserve the history of the civil war.

The lecture will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and will also feature Ron Cogswell, Chief Operating Officer of the Civil War Trust.

Caught in the middle, Arlington was considered the northernmost point in the Confederacy and seen as the southernmost point in the Union territory.

A website depicting Arlington’s role in the Civil War has been created so residents can keep in the know about events during the 150th Celebration.

  • Dave

    A website depicting Arlington’s role in the Civil War has been created so residents can keep in the know about events during the 150th Celebration.

    Can you give a link please? Thanks!

  • Ryan

    Looks like this is probably the site: http://www.arlcivwar.net/

    • Yep, thanks Ryan. I’ll add that now.

  • Bender

    **Arlington was considered the northernmost point in the Confederacy and seen as the southernmost point in the Union territory**

    Huh? Considered by whom?

    Isn’t Leesburg and environs NORTH of here? And doesn’t Maryland extend quite a bit south (not to mention, not only Kentucky, but West Virginia, which did not attempt to secede).

    Oh, and by the way, New Orleans was taken by federal troops in April 1962. That, of course, would be far more south than anything around here.

    I’m all for local pride and all, but let’s not twist history any more than it already will be.

  • Gman

    Who knew that New Orleans held out until the Kennedy administration? Those Louisianans were pretty tenacious! 😉

  • bob

    I’m pretty sure Key West is further south than Arlington.

    And it was Alexandria County, not Arlington back then.

    key Civil War fact: there were more people in Arlington during the Civil War than there are today.

    • charlie

      Fort Zachary Taylor RULES!!!

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