150 years ago, the holidays were a deluge of rain and mud. Sound familiar? Oh well, at least we won’t have New Years stuck in the trenches of Petersburg.
Archives: Civil War
Did you know that a woman named Sarah, a president named Abe, and events that transpired over 200 years after the first Thanksgiving feast helped establish the holiday we now celebrate?
Here it is, the end of a very long and very bloody road. Thus concludes our four-year series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and its impact on Richmond.
Lee returns home to Franklin Street after a bummer of a surrender, during which Grant made strides towards reunifying the two halves of a bloodied nation.
Honest Abe stops in to measure the drapes!
Lee flees, the city burns, and the liquor is literally flowing in the streets during this milestone day in our city’s past.
In March of 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee needed a miracle. And a bloody, tide-turning miracle he got…for about four hours. Then that tide turned right back around. It’s happening, y’all. The Civil War is about to end.
On this day, 150 years ago, Lincoln was inaugurated YET AGAIN. The Civil War’s axles were about to break, and the man who had been elected to deal with the situation was about to see it through.
Things aren’t looking great for…well, anyone, really, but especially the Confederates.
A Union rock meets a Confederate hard place (or was it vice versa?) as everyone agrees that peace would be great, but no one can figure out how to do it.