"One of the things that makes this symposium and bus tour different is we're not just talking about military [issues] and precursors to the Battle of Cedar Mountain, but civilian aspects as well," said Zann Nelson, cofounder of AAHA.
said records show that starting in the summer of 1861, slaves started what is termed "self-emancipation" by fleeing toward nearby Union troops.
"The slave owners reacted to this situation in many cases by moving their slaves deeper south," said Nelson, former director of the Museum of Culpeper History.
"People can attend one or all three of the events," Nelson
Those interested should contact Nelson
immediately to learn of remaining seating availability.
can be reached at (540) 547-2395 or by email at M16439 @aol.com.
The reception, "An Evening with Dan Sutherland," will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Holly Hill in Reva.
Cost is $50 and includes food and wine.
Attire is casual, and directions are providedwith confirmation.
To register, visit www.fowb.org or contact Nelson