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National Civil War Naval Museum commemorates 150th anniversary of Battle of Columbus

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The National Civil War Naval Museum will host several events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Columbus.

The Battle of Columbus is regarded as the last true battle of the Civil War. With rich history in the tri-city area, the National Civil War naval Museum will celebrate some of those events.

On April 16 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a commemoration ceremony on the 14th Street Bridge. Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Mayor Eddie Lowe of Phenix City, AL will make remarks, offer proclamations and lay a wreath.

Author, Charles Misulia, who wrote Columbus, Georgia, 1865 - The Last True Battle of the Civil War will also be in attendance at the ceremony.

On Friday, April 17 Misulia will be at the Civil War naval Museum for an author event. He will speak about his book and research while answering questions from the audience.

There will also be an open house where everyone can see what all the National Civil War Naval Museum has to offer and get a taste of Columbus' rich history. They will fire their original Civil War Naval cannon and some people will have an opportunity to fire the gun. This will be April 17 through April 19 and admission is free.

Lastly, they will host a reenactment of the Battle of Columbus from May 2 until May 3. This reenactment will include a living history encampments and live fire demonstrations.

For more information on the National Civil War Naval Museum click here.

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