Civil War Sites In Virginia Map

January 1 1863 president lincoln issues the final emancipation proclamation freeing all slaves in territories held by confederates and emphasizes the enlisting of black soldiers in the union army. Primarily as a result of the long standing controversy over the enslavement of black people war broke out in april 1861 when. Five regional programs fill in the gaps between the national parks and highlight some of the less known but no less interesting stories virginia has to offer.