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Civil War: Castle Thunder’s Captain Alexander

Castle Thunder’s larger-than-life commandant is removed from duty after charges of prisoner abuse and bribery.

Civil War: A shooting at 25th and Main Street

150 years ago, a heated altercation between prison guards leads to violence in Shockoe Bottom.

Richmond during the Civil War: Castle Thunder

You may have heard of Libby Prison and the prison on Belle Isle. But there was another Civil War-era prison known ominously as Castle Thunder.