New 1911 Manassas Peace Jubilee

George Round (Chairman - right)
Lt. Col. Edmund Berkeley (co-Chairman - left)

1911 Peace Jubilee

In 1911, fifty years to the date of the First Battle of Manassas, Lt. Col. Edmund Berkeley delivered the welcome address and read an opening poem at the Manassas National Jubilee of Peace where Confederate and Union veterans formed lines on the site of the battle and came together shaking hands. Later that day President Taft addressed the crowds.

Read his poem >

Berkeley was a supporter of peace and reuniting the country. In 1915 when unkind remarks were made from those in Richmond against the 1911 Manassas Peace Jubilee and his Union friend George Round, Berkeley wrote the Richmond Times-Dispatch to explain his viewpoint.

"The peace jubilee was held at Manassas in 1911. I have never met with a Confederate veteran who did not favor it." - Lt. Col. Edmund Berkeley

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