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Civil War Weekend 2024

A full classroom pictured at the 2023 Civil War Weekend at Virginia Tech. Photo courtesy Richard Mallory Allnutt ( www.rmallnutt.com).

March 22-24, 2024

Virginia Tech’s Annual Civil War Weekend.

This year’s theme: “The Information War.” Although wars are ultimately decided on the battlefield, intelligence, propaganda, and even rumors play pivotal roles. We’ll explore the influence of different types of information on the course of the Civil War, ranging from Lincoln’s use of the telegraph to photographs and newspapers to communication among enslaved people.

You can also join us for an optional two-night field trip to Fredericksburg, VA. Led by renowned tour guide and retired National Park Service historian John Hennessy, we’ll study the changing nature of warfare at the epicenter of the Civil War’s Eastern Theater.

Click HERE for more information.

Please note: We are committed to making our events accessible. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Paul Quigley at 540/231-9090 or pquigley@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Please note: All times are U.S. Eastern.

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