Historic Alexandria Calendar
Upcoming events from the Office of Historic Alexandria
| Nov 3, 2012|| Sat|| 10:00 AM||Fort Ward Stakeholders Advisory Group|
| Nov 3, 2012|| Sat|| 1:00 PM||Firefighting in Civil War Alexandria, Walking Tour|
When Virginia joined the Confederacy, Union troops occupied Alexandria and the city was included in the Military Department of Washington. It became a center for transportation, supplies and medicine. Most municipal functions were assumed by the U.S. Army under the authority of the military governor. How were volunteer fire companies treated by Federal ...