Reenactors to be at Sesquicentennial
Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. will host a Confederate Campsite reenactment to commemorate the 150th (Sesquicentennial) Anniversary of the Blockade of the Potomac River on Sept. 24-25.
The Emerald Guard-Virginia 33rd Company E, Stonewall Jackson Brigade will have an encampment in Merchant Park offering demonstrations of how a soldier spent his time in camp.
Activities will take place at the Weems-Botts Museum and at Leesylvania State Park. A free shuttle bus will offer transportation between the two sites.
Two authors will be present to discuss their newest books on the Civil Wa r.
Guided boat tours on the Potomac River, showing the Civil War fortification, will be offered for $20 per person at Leesylvania on Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 703-792-4754 to make a reservation.