Beards, beef, and bandits–150 years ago this week.
In the summer of 1864, the Confederate Secret Service launched a plot to attack City Point (present-day Hopewell).
150 years ago one of the baddest badasses of Richmond fought in his last duel: newspaper editor John Moncure Daniel.
In the early morning hours of July 30th, 1864, a massive explosion rocked the main Confederate trenches outside Petersburg. The blast sent soldiers, horses, artillery, and more hurtling through the air.