Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cavalry Ride from Brentsville to Manassas

From here.

Event:  April 30, 2011

Join the 4th Va. Prince William Cavalry as they recreate their 1861 Ride from Brentsville to Manassas. Visit Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Prince William Prepares For War!, which includes Secession debates, tours, and period military drills ($5 admission to site). The Blackhorse Cavalry will be sent off with great fanfare for their ride to Manassas at 3:30 p.m. Spectators can view the ride on Gateway Boulevard and at The Manassas Industrial School/ Jennie Dean Memorial in Manassas. The cavalry will participate in a roll call ceremony when arriving at The Manassas Museum. The museum will also sponsor a free 3 p.m. Author’s Talk with Eric Wittenberg, author of The Battle at Brandy Station, and a reception for the new exhibit They Rode From Brentsville.

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