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“With Heavy Hearts”: The Battle of Cool Spring Anniversary Commemoration
July 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
“With Heavy Hearts”: The Battle of Cool Spring Anniversary Commemoration: Join Jonathan Noyalas, MA ’01, director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute for a walking tour at the University’s River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield commemorating the 158th anniversary of the battle on Saturday, July 16. The tour will begin at the Lodge at 9:30 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. The tour–“With Heavy Hearts”–will explore the individual experiences of soldiers at Cool Spring and how what occurred there forever altered the lives of soldiers and loved ones. The tour will also highlight some recent discoveries about the property during the Civil War era, including the fate of freedom seekers in the mid-1850s and the property’s use prior to the Battle of Cool Spring. The exhibition about the Battle of Cool Spring and the recently installed interpretation about the property’s connections to enslavement in the Shenandoah Valley will be available for viewing in the Lodge. The event is free and open to the public. Any questions? Please contact Jonathan Noyalas, email@example.com.