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Feb. 19 lecture to focus on Civil War in Yorktown

The Civil War in Yorktown is the topic of a lecture to be given at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown.

J. Michael Moore, curator of Lee Hall Mansion and Historic Endview, will talk about the 1862 Siege of the Warwick-Yorktown Line, the occupation of Yorktown by Union forces, the arrival of United States Colored Troops and the settlement of former enslaved persons at Slabtown.

Another upcoming lecture, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, focuses on “The Songs of Suffragists: Music and Stories of the American Suffrage Movement.”

Deborah Soderholm, a songstress, will narrate and sing.

The lectures are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the York County Historical Committee.

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