NH1 News Debates


Aug 16, 2015 8:00 AM

Town of Washington marks 150th anniversary of Civil War's end Sunday

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The town is hosting its own celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

The program on Sunday will feature original memorial poems, a reading of the Gettysburg address, a singing of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and children ringing the steeple bell at the 1787 Meetinghouse.

Also planned is a picnic lunch on the town common, a free ice cream social and a concert of Civil War-era music by the East Bay Jazz Band.

The town has a Civil War memorial dedicated on Sept. 13, 1867, in the town square.

Washington was settled in 1768 and on Dec. 13, 1776 was incorporated as a town, taking the name of a soon-to-be-famous southern general.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome