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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Remembering the Civil War in Washington

Forty-one Union troops are buried in the Battleground National Cemetery on Georgia Avenue NW. (Astrid Riecken - For The Washington Post)
It was 150 years ago today that the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter — the opening salvo in the Civil War. The Washington Post has put together a special section about the war, its causes and the repercussions that continue to this day. Here in the Going Out Guide, we’ve assembled a list of events and exhibits related to the war, an interactive map showing Civil War sites that still stand in Washington (complete with a photo gallery) and even a quiz about all those Civil War generals whose statues fill D.C.’s parks and traffic circles.

If you’d like to chat even more about the Civil War, there’s a live discussion today at 1 p.m., where I’ll be taking questions along with Garry Adelman, the director of the Civil War Trust and a noted Civil War author, and Civil War cartographer Gene Thorp.

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