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

Richmond and Area – Civil War Sites

Richmond was capital of the Confederate States of America from May 1861 until April 1865. Elements of the major battlefields are maintained by the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Although part of the city burned when it was evacuated in 1865, many sites associated with the Civil War in Richmond survive and are open to the … Read more