April 7, 2011
National Archives Reveals Treasure Trove of Newly Identified Civil War and Reconstruction Records
Thousands of newly discovered documents by a famed American man of letters
WHAT: FOR MEDIA ONLY: To mark the 150th Anniversary of Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War, the National Archives will unveil newly discovered original Civil War-related records written by one of America’s most famous authors. Several original records pertaining to this discovery will be displayed for the media at the event.
WHO: Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero
Noted researcher and scholar who discovered the significance of these records
WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011
April 12, 2011, is the 150th Anniversary of the battle of Fort Sumter in 1861, marking the start of the American Civil War in Charleston, SC.
WHERE: Please use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW
Room 105, National Archives Building
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter station
Please Note: No Additional Lights Will Be Permitted.
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