Central Virginia Civil War – Charlottesville and Area

Best known as home to Presidents Jefferson and Monroe, Charlottesville has an interesting Civil War history as well. The Downtown Visitor Center is a good starting point for history tours of the city and Albemarle County. Downtown Visitor Center – 610 E Main St, Charlottesville VA 22902. Open 9 am–5 pm daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas … Read more

Central Virginia Civil War – Confederate Capital

Trails”On to Richmond” was the battle cry of Northern politicians, military leaders and newspapermen as the war began. A quick, powerful thrust would cast aside Southern resistance, topple the Confederate capital and end the war. So went the promise. Maps made it look easy. Only 100 miles or so separated the two warring capitals. But … Read more

Virginia – During the Civil War

From the first big battle at Manassas/Bull Run in 1861 to the surrender of Lee’s army at Appomattox in 1865, Virginia stayed in the headlines throughout the Civil War. More than 2,000 “military events” were recorded in Virginia during the war, more than any other state. No part of the state escaped, with battles fought … Read more