Virginia County Cancels Civil War Encampment

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For the second time in recent weeks, officials in northern Virginia are canceling a planned Civil War encampment. 

Judy Pedersen, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Park Authority, said Wednesday that re-enactors have been notified that a Civil War Encampment Weekend scheduled for Sept. 23-24 at the Sully Historic Site in Chantilly has been canceled. 

The note to re-enactors cited "recent events'' as the reason for the cancellation. 

The decision by Fairfax County comes after the City of Manassas earlier this month canceled a Civil War Weekend, citing the recent national tension over Civil War monuments. 

The Fairfax County event was to have been held at the site of the former Sully plantation, which was once owned by Richard Bland Lee, an uncle of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

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