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The Civil War at Endview is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and interpretation of the Endview Plantation house and grounds, and the explanation of the role of the Civil War in altering American culture, lifeways, technology, and humankind. Our commitment is to an understanding of past material culture and events that have shaped and influenced every American citizen's present way of life.
Built in 1769 by Colonel William Harwood Jr., signer of the Virginia Resolves, this home has experienced the ordeal of three wars. It was visited by Generals George Washington, Thomas Nelson Jr., and George B. McClellan. Endview has thrice been a witness to the struggle to preserve independence and expand the American concept of freedom.The Revolutionary War brought 3,000 militia to its spring. The War of 1812 saw its use as a training ground, while the Civil War found Endview serving as a hospital for both sides. Restored to its 1862 appearance, visit with soldiers and civilians from Civil War Virginia as we turn the plantation into a living history museum.
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