Remembering the Civil War in Washington

Haunting reminders of the war that tore our country in two are everywhere in the Washington area. As we look back 150 years later, here are ways you can relive the experience yourself.

By: Washingtonian Staff

Walking with Civil War Ghosts

Walking with Civil War Ghosts

Ten places in Washington where you can walk in the footsteps of heroes and relive the war

Civil War Reenactors

Meet One Dozen Reenactors

Why they love embodying characters from this turning point in our nation

African American Civil War Museum

Remembering the Forgotten Soldiers

More than 200,000 African-Americans fought with Union Forces. Frank Smith wants you to know their story.

Civil War Day Trips

Civil War Day Trips

Some of the fiercest, most important battles of the Civil War were fought within a few hours of Washington. Here are eight trips through history.


These articles appear in the August 2011 issue of The Washingtonian. 

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