Nov. 3, 2015 to Nov. 6, 2015
Join the Indiana Historical Society Nov. 3 through 6 as we continue our journey through the history of the Civil War this fall. During this trip, we will explore Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Va.
Our trip includes a tour of Fort Ward, the best preserved of the Union forts and batteries, and two of the nation's most famous cemeteries, Alexandria National Cemetery and Arlington National Cemetery. Alexandria National Cemetery was one of the original 14 national cemeteries established in 1862. Arlington National Cemetery is revered as the most sacred land in America and a shrine to valor and sacrifice.
The tour continues with stops at the National Museum of American History, which recently underwent a complete make-over and renovation, and the Clara Barton Missing Soldier office and Museum. At this site, Clara Barton handled more than 63,000 letters to families during and beyond the end of the war.