Civil War commemoration Thursday

MANASSAS, VA (WWBT) - The president of the University of Richmond , Edward Ayers, and Governor Bob McDonnell will be in Manassas Thursday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of a historic Civil War battlefield.

Officials will be at the site of the Civil War's first major land battle with ceremonies at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Thursday's events are the first in a weekend of activities surrounding the anniversary.

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