Residents in the city of Manassas in Northern Virginia say last weekend's July Fourth holiday had a special buzz to it, mainly because of the city's coming commemoration of the start of the Civil War later this month.
The city of Richmond is working to build a memorial to slaves believed to be buried at a site in Virginia's capital city. For years, the site was covered by a paved parking lot, but this spring, the city removed the asphalt to clear the way for a memorial.
This year, during the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, we have been bringing you stories about those early months and skirmish, as well as how people are studying and commemorating them. Today's report is on how water and heat may have affected the ultimate outcome of the war.
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