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History and Hops – The Civil War’s Longest Battle
February 21 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST
Craig Swain returns to Dragon Hops for February’s History and Hops lecture series! He will continue discussing the Civil War with this month’s topic: The Siege and Reduction of Fort Sumter: The Civil War’s Longest Battle.
Fort Sumter occupies an important role in the start of the Civil War, but what is often forgotten is the longer, sustained campaign to control Fort Sumter, and thus Charleston, which did not conclude until the closing days of the war. This was the longest battle of the Civil War, yet we scarcely recall the efforts to attain this important political and military objective. Local historian Craig Swain is a respected authority on Civil War artillery and the wartime events in Loudoun County. He provides battlefield tour services, authors the web-blog To the Sound of the Guns and is a voice for battlefield preservation.
Learn more about this program as well as upcoming installments of History and Hops HERE!