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University Exhibit Showcases Valley’s Role during American Civil War

3 months 4 days 20 hours ago Tuesday, March 12 2019 Mar 12, 2019 March 12, 2019 7:57 AM March 12, 2019 in Community - Con Mi Gente
By: Rick Diaz

EDINBURG – Many are unaware the Rio Grande Valley played an important role during the American Civil War.

An exhibit called “The Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail” details more than 60 sites and events that took place in the Valley during the war; as well as a list of soldiers from the area.

“This was as much a Civil War here as it was in Kentucky or any other place. We had cousins fighting cousins. People that had one relative serving the Union versus another in the Confederate forces,” said Russell Skowronek, an associate dean at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The exhibit is at the visitor’s center at UTRGV in Edinburg and it will run until the middle of June.

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