Civil War: A tightening grip on Richmond

150 years ago, the siege of Petersburg continues, despite the best efforts of the Union General Ulysses S. Grant.

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Civil War: Lee’s Miserables

Les Mis had a surprising influence on the South during the Civil War.

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Civil War: The Great Beefsteak Raid

Beards, beef, and bandits–150 years ago this week.

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Civil War: Sabotage at City Point

In the summer of 1864, the Confederate Secret Service launched a plot to attack City Point (present-day Hopewell).

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