150th anniversary of the Civil War

For the first time in more than 35 years, the Liberty Bell chimed April 9 during a ceremony in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Before the bell ringing began, reenactors offered a salute through a firing demonstration. Additionally, Dr. Wayne Kompelien, a professor in Liberty’s School of Music, sang “America the Beautiful” for the audience gathered […]

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Civil War Celebration

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the ending of the Civil War. The war lasted four years before Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee officially surrendered April 9, 1865 in Appomattox, Virginia. In honor of the sesquicentennial anniversary, the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park will be hosting a number of events from Wednesday, April 8 through Sunday, April 12. […]

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Weapons fired for reenactment

ROTC cadets to learn about historic battle tactics used during the Civil War Liberty hosted several events this spring celebrating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The celebratory season will literally go out with a bang during the final scheduled event when Civil War reenactors fire a cannon behind the Hancock Welcome Center. The Liberty ROTC […]

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Experts participate in seminar

History Department commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Liberty University’s 19th Annual Civil War Seminar commemorated the 150th anniversary of the end of the war by focusing on its final year — 1865. The seminar took place March 27-28 and began with an evening banquet and keynote address, followed by a day of lectures by renowned Civil War […]

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Sesquicentennial celebrated

Civil War reaches 150 year anniversary as preparations take place for events During this time 150 years ago, the United States was fighting in the bloodiest battle this country has ever seen. Now, the National Civil War Chaplains Museum (NCWCM) is hosting numerous events to commemorate the anniversary of the end of the war. The NCWCM will screen the film […]

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Civil War commemorated

Liberty holds seminar to emphasize the importance of remembering American history Liberty University held the 18th Annual Civil War Seminar April 4-5, featuring prominent speakers such as the “nation’s leading authority on America’s Civil War” Dr. James “Bud” Robertson, according to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History website. The seminar also featured Virginia Military Institute graduate and former […]

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Remembering the Civil War

The History Department will host the 18th annual seminar April 4-5 in DeMoss Hall Liberty University’s History Department will be hosting a Civil War seminar April 4 and 5 with keynote speaker Dr. James Robertson. This is the 18th year that Liberty has had a Civil War seminar, according to Kristina Burdeaux, office administrator for the History Department. “Eighteen years […]

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Civil War revisited

Liberty University plans to welcome students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community to its 17th annual Civil War Seminar, “1863 — The Conflagration Continues,” as part of the celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. According to its Web page, the event will begin with a kickoff banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in DeMoss Hall. Saturday’s […]

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In memory of the Civil War

Spectators took a step back in time Thursday, March 21 as they listened to Civil War songs performed by the 97th Regimental String Band in DeMoss Hall 1113. As 7 p.m. rolled around, seats were packed with grandparents, parents and students coming to get a glimpse of the history. According to their website, the 97th Regimental String Band specializes in […]

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