Archives: Civil War

Civil War: Battle of the Crater

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.

Civil War: A house of maudlin revelry

“It appeared that this was the most disorderly house in town. The women, during the day, exposed their persons in the windows, and halloed at, threw at and spit upon all passers by.”

Civil War: The Siege of Petersburg begins

150 years ago this week, a ten-month siege begins just south of Richmond.

Civil War: Cold Harbor

June of 1864 brought the Civil War once again right to Richmond’s doorstep, where it would stay for the remainder of the war.

Civil War: The fight for Northside

150 years ago today, General J.E.B. Stuart died in downtown Richmond.

Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness

Ever since I was a kid sitting in the backseat on trips to my grandparents’ house outside of Fredericksburg, I’ve had a fascination with the Battle of the Wilderness.

Civil War: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

150 years ago this week, the only female recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor spent some time in a Richmond prison.

Civil War: The dangerous business of life in Richmond

April 1864 brings a surprising number of gruesome accidents and incidents to Civil War-era Richmond.

Civil War: The Dahlgren Affair

As I hinted in my last column, the story of Kilpatrick’s Dahlgren’s gets quite a bit more interesting and is a topic of controversy even today. Conspiracy theorists, take note.

Civil War: The Dahlgren-Kirkpatrick Raid

Of all the attempts to attack the city of Richmond during the Civil War, none were as audacious as the Dahlgren-Kirkpatrick raid in March of 1864.

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