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"Volusia: Civilian, Slave and Soldier Experiences"

Title:"Volusia: Civilian, Slave and Soldier Experiences"
Date & Time:Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington St. (Map This)
Event Details:"Slaves at Volusia" courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Leigh
"Slaves at Volusia" courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Leigh
“Volusia: Civilian, Slave and Soldier Experiences in the Civil War” Illustrated Lecture

Research into a rare photograph of enslaved people reveals how the Civil War impacted three groups of people on a property then known as Volusia and today known as Foxchase.

During the first years of the Civil War, Volusia, then located just outside Alexandria, was home to a family of slave owners loyal to the Union, hundreds of Union soldiers encamped on the grounds for months at a time, and nearly a dozen enslaved African Americans who served their owners and soldiers alike before finding freedom. Former Historic Alexandria staff member Amy Bertsch will share their stories and discuss the sources that she consulted in researching this important part of West End history.

Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a short period for questions and light refreshments afterward.

This program is part of a series of events on the American Civil War sponsored by the Historic Alexandria Resources Commission, Alexandria American Civil War Sesquicentennial Sub-committee, and the Office of Historic Alexandria.
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4554
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Museums, Old Town, Washington Street, West End

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