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New book highlights Civil War correspondence

A book nearly 160 years in the making is now illuminating life during the Civil War in Southwest Virginia. “The Whartons’ War: The Civil War Correspondence of General Gabriel C. Wharton and Anne Radford Wharton, 1861-1865,” just released by the...

Park Authority to preserve home with Civil War ties

The Fairfax County Park Authority has received a land dedication that will allow for the preservation of an historic home dating to the 19th century. Arrowbrook Centre LLC on July 22 transferred the property, set on 2.6 acres on the...

Anniversary of Civil War skirmish to be marked

The 161st anniversary of the Skirmish at Ball’s Crossroads will be marked on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bluemont Park, 601 North Manchester St. According to front-page coverage of the Sept. 1, 1861, edition of the...

Walking tours set at Civil War forts

The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation on July 10 will host upcoming walking tours of the area around the remnants of two Civil War forts in the county. A walking tour of Fort C.F. Smith Park will be held...

Letter: Historic parcel has Civil War secrets to reveal

Editor: I have followed with curiosity and sadness the unsuccessful efforts to preserve the historic Febrey-Lothrop-Rouse home on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. As is usually the case in Arlington, developers win, and Arlington’s slender inventory of historic properties is further...

New signage offers multi-lingual interpretation of Civil War battle

New signage at Ox Hill Battlefield Park in the Chantilly area will provide interpretive services for Korean- and Spanish-speaking visitors, a first for Civil War Trails signage. The new interpretive signs are a collaborative effort between Civil War Trails Inc.,...

Historian to focus on Civil War impact along Georgetown Pike

Historian Karen Washburn will present “Collateral Damage,” a program on the experience of those living in the area of Georgetown Pike during the Civil War, during the Tuesday, April 20 meeting of the Great Falls Senior Center. “We are delighted...
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Vienna issues business licenses, notes anniversaries

The Vienna town government recently issued licenses to the following new businesses: Health Check PLLC (clinic), 305 Maple Ave., W.;...
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