Some incredible footage of the Civil War Centennial was recently uploaded to YouTube. Featured here is a brief speech by Washington and Lee University President Emeritus Dr. Francis Gaines in which he commemorates Robert E. Lee. Not surprisingly, it is a decidedly reconciliationist speech. The ceremony took place on campus in the Lee Chapel on January 1, 1962. Below you will find links to additional clips.
- Virginia Governor Almond speaks at opening centennial ceremony in Richmond (04/24/61)
- U.S. Army exhibit during the Civil War Centennial (01/23/62)
- Civil War cannon travels through Virginia as part of Centennial (03/19/63)