The Civil War Sesquicentennial

Well this is my first post of the new year and the first year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Its been 150 years since that dark time in America’s history. The war that tore apart the country but eventually made us stronger than ever is now being celebrated at the many different Civil War battlefields all over the country.

There are alot of ways to celebrate the 150th anniversary. Like buying one of the new stamps made to commemorate the sesquicentennial (click Here to see it). Another great way to commemorate the war would be to visit one of the many battlefields that dot the landscape across America. Many of the most significant battles took place in the first year of the war, such as Manassas and the battle at Ball’s Bluff.

The cliff at Ball's bluff that Union cannons rolled off of during the battle.

There are many anniversary celebrations going on this year at several battlefields many are being held by that respective state’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commision. Such as conferences and special battlefield tours.
This is only the  first year of the Sesquicentennial and I am already very excited! I hope that throughout these next five years you learn and grow in your knowledge and love of the Civil War
Published in: on January 6, 2011 at 10:43 pm  Comments Off on The Civil War Sesquicentennial  
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