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Civil War: The Horrors of War

Two gory stories from the fighting around Petersburg, 150 years ago this month.

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.

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).

Civil War: The Battle at Brandy Station

150 years ago this week the largest cavalry battle in North American history unfolded just north of Richmond.

‘Letters from the Battlefield’ now on display at the Virginia War Memorial

War correspondence from Virginia veterans are now on display in a special exhibit at the Virginia War Memorial.