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Forum to Honor Those Who Served During the Civil War

Mary Lipsey, a docent for the American History Museum of the Smithsonian and for the National Archives and former President of the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association, will present the Forum, "Honoring Those Who Served During the Civil War" at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. The Museum is located at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station.

During the Civil War, thousands of known and unknown soldiers, both Union and Confederate, were hastily buried in shallow graves on the battlefields. In 1862, the U.S. Congress authorized the purchase of land for the establishment of cemeteries for those who died fighting on behalf of the U.S. As a result, fourteen national cemeteries were created including Arlington National Cemetery.

The Forum is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m.,, 703-425-9225.