Civil War Alexandria Tour Overview â€œMany hamlets and towns have been destroyed during the war. But of all that in some form survive, Alexandria has ...
Civil War Alexandria Tour Overview â€œMany hamlets and towns have been destroyed during the war. But of all that in some form survive, Alexandria has most suffered,â€ wrote a New York Herald correspondent in 1863. â€œIt has been in the uninterrupted possession of the Federals for twenty-two months, and has become essentially a military city. Its streets, its docks, its warehouses, its dwellings, and its suburbs have been absorbed to the thousand uses of war.â€ Explore Civil War Alexandria and discover how Robert E. Leeâ€™s hometown of Confederate loyalists became a major operations center for Union forces while thousands of African Americans came to the town seeking freedom and security behind Union lines. Alexandriaâ€™s unique Civil War heritage gives visitors today the chance to see a Union fort, Confederate memorial, and museums dedicated to African American history. Check out more than two dozen distinctive sites and learn why Alexandriaâ€™s position as an occupied city made its Civil War experience unlike any other town in America - and why today Alexandria embraces its diversity as well as its past! To learn more about Alexandria, visit www.historicalexandria.org . Enjoy this interactive tour experience with a historic photo of each stop created by the City of Alexandriaâ€™s Office of Historic Alexandria. Choose your own route or follow our recommended tour route that leads you through Alexandriaâ€™s historic sites, museums, and shopping and dining options. Just tap each stop to hear narrated stories and navigate the content through the stop menu and GPS tour map.
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