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6th Annual Yankees in Falmouth! and Some Confederates Too!!

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The weekend of September 21 – 22, 2013 marks the return of the popular "Yankees in Falmouth! and Some Confederates Too!!" living history event to Stafford County, Virginia. The sixth annual edition interprets the Union Army's occupation of the Rappahannock River community of Falmouth during the American Civil War. This free, public event will be held on the grounds of the Moncure Conway House, an Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Historical Site, and the Historic Port of Falmouth Park.


Many special guests will attend this year's event. President Lincoln will attend and be available for photo opportunities. Civil War Calvary soldiers will also be part of the event, representing what it was like for a soldier to live life out of a saddle. red legged devils 400 x 231 copyOther event activities will include daytime and nighttime artillery firing demonstrations, period music by Evergreen Shade, special lectures, strictly military impressions, an encampment, civilian living history interpretation, Civil War artifact displays, and other special activities. Some of the military reenacting units will portray the historical counterparts that were encamped and quartered in Falmouth during the Civil War. Reenactment participants will include Company C of the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters and the 14th Brooklyn, also known as "The Red Legged Devils," African-American regiments, and Confederate troops.

This year's event features three special presentations, all of which take place on Saturday: "Train Ride to Freedom"; "150th Anniversary, General D.H. Hill at Chickamauga"; and a presentation by Albert Conner, local historian and published author, on his recent book, "A History of Our Own. Stafford County, Virginia."


Saturday's event starts at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 6:00 p.m. Saturday will also feature a special night firing of cannons at 8:30 p.m. at the Historic Port of Falmouth Park. Sunday's event starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. For a complete schedule, visit TourStafford. For more information about the "Yankees in Falmouth! and Some Confederates Too!!" annual event and other Civil War activities in Stafford County, please visit the TourStafford or contact Stafford County Tourism directly at (540) 658-8681.

 

1300 Courthouse Road, P. O. Box 339, Stafford, VA 22555‐0339 Phone: (540) 658.8681 Fax: (540) 658.6651 www.tourstaffordva.com

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