Civil War

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission was created during the 2006 Session of the General Assembly for the purpose of planning for and commemorating the 150th anniversary of Virginia’s participation in the American Civil War, the duration of which will be 2011 through 2015.

Each locality was asked to form a local committee to begin planning for the four-year, statewide commemoration period. In early 2009, the York County Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee was formed and, on June 2, 2009, the York County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution supporting the State Commission and its work to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War in Virginia. The resolution also stipulated that York County would join with the neighboring jurisdictions to support the organizational principles and statement of purpose for the Historic Triangle Civil War Committee as set forth to guide the commemoration in America’s Historic Triangle.

Our key partners in the commemoration are:

County of York

Division of Historic Services, City of Newport News

Gloucester County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

National Park Service (Colonial National Historical Park)

Peninsula Campaign Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy

Poquoson Historical Society, Poquoson Museum and City of Poquoson

United States Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

Watermen’s Museum

York County Historical Committee

York County Historical Museum

York County Historical Society

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