Alexandria in the Civil War
I've been doing research on life in Alexandria during the Civil War. Union troops entered the city the day after Virgi nia seceded and used it as a base of operations throughout the war.
The Lyceum on South Washington Street has a small, but very information-packed exhibit about this time, with lots of photographs, bits of writing, and artifacts. I provided some of the background about Union hospitals during the time, and was honored to be recognized in the Acknowledgments at the entrance to the exhibit.
Museum hours are 10 to 5, Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 on Sunday.