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Yankee village: the 1864 Winter Encampment in Culpeper

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Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:55 pm | Updated: 2:25 pm, Tue Jan 7, 2014.

Imagine more than 100,000 soldiers camped out all over Culpeper County. That's exactly what local folks contended with 150 years go during the 1863-64 encampment of Union forces here during the Civil War.

"A Yankee Village" is how Donald Sutherland described the scene in his book, "Seasons of War."

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