Q5. Is there any way to see the dam today?


Today, the dam is under water and out of sight. However, the public can view the spot where soldiers built the dam at the Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site.


Q6. What did the people of Alexandria think of Union soldiers in their city?


Feelings towards Union soldiers were somewhat mixed. While most people were glad to see Union forces depart, some had formed friendly relations with some Union soldiers. In fact, some people from Alexandria even kept in touch with Union soldiers after the war.

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