A House Divided, our Civil War blog, has a full rundown on all the goings on in Manassas and will be liveblogging there on Saturday, but here are the highlights for anyone interested in picking up a musket.
•The festivities kick off Thursday with a commemorative ceremony at 9:15 a.m., which will feature comments by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and a host other activities.
There’s plenty of other stuff to see as well. Manassas National Battlefield Park kicked off this week by unveiling a new exhibit that features a belt buckle worn by Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson and a shotgun carried by southern partisan Col.John Singleton Mosby.
Before you head out, take a peak at the Capital Weather Gang. The extreme heat is expected to linger through the weekend.