A Student of History

December 27, 2007

New Civil War Site to Open Sunday in Va.

Filed under: Historic Preservation,Wars — John Maass @ 4:42 pm

An abandoned Civil War fort, built by slaves in Isle of Wight County, and used by Confederate soldiers to ward off Union boats from sailing up the James River will be reborn as a historic park.

Fort Huger, abandoned in 1862, is scheduled to open Sunday. An opening ceremony will also celebrate the fort’s addition to the Virginia Landmarks Register and its nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.   More details here.

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