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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Libey & Sons, Ships Chandlers, Richmond Or, Libby , The Most Photographed Prison Of The ACW

    Confederate photographer Charles Rees, of ' Little Miss Bonnie Blue ' fame caught an amazing shot of Libby in 1863. You'd be forgiven for not understanding the warehouse's necessary proximity to the river nor for the fact Richmond was thigh deep in war. Well, looking more closely those are not...
  2. lelliott19

    Mortality Rates at Confederate Hospitals in Richmond and Petersburg 1861-1862

    Below is a summary of the report of Samuel Preston Moore, Surgeon General CSA (left,) and Peter Evans Hines, Chief Surgeon at Petersburg (right,) originally published in the Richmond Examiner, reprinted in the Southern Recorder. (Milledgeville, Ga.,) October 07, 1862, p. 3. I did find it...
  3. SWMODave

    Thank God that I have lived to see this!

    by Thomas Nast While this story has been posted in the past, I was unable to find this amazing eyewitness account by Admiral David Porter on the forum. Edited heavily for brevity. April 4, 1865 At daylight it was discovered that all the forts had been set on fire and evacuated, and nothing...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    " Union Jack ", A Dog's Publicity Tour, Harper's 1862

    Union Jack, one, more ex-Confederate dog, in an image from an article devoted to him, in Harper's Weekly. Like hero of Castle Thunder fame, Union Jack invited himself along when Richmond prisoners came home. I apologize for the length but feel any dog who made his way from Richmond to the...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Elizabeth Van Lew, A Rescue Story Or; A Shared Rock In Shocktoe

    Pre war rendering of the Van Lew mansion, note American flag. Inside this home lived daughter Elizabeth who also housed Union prisoners in two attic rooms. Inside this house, in 1861 one of the Confederacy's political prisoners died. His name was Calvin Huson, Jr., family was from Penn Yan, New...
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    Hero, Russian Bloodhound Of Castle Thunder, Tracks Yankees All The Way Home

    " Hero ", not just any bloodhound but apparently a hugely fierce prison guard owned by a Captain Alexander, CSA prison guard, took a doggy oath of the heart. Adopted by Union sutler Munn, 140th NY, who brought him home, their story splashed across newspapers. Kind of cool finding a good Dog...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Richmond's 1864 " Wedding Brigade ", Lady Guerillas In The Midst...

    This mid-century, 1800's illustration is of a Russian wedding tradition whereby bride and groom are hurtled towards the church, pursued by more thundering carriages and horsemen. Richmond's wedding parties around 1864 may have found the scene familiar. NYPL Sorry. Some things are just a set-up...
  8. lelliott19

    "Bath Master" at Camp Winder Hospital - Richmond

    http://www.civilwarrichmond.com/images-of-winder-hospital * William A Curtis, 2nd NC Cavalry, describing facilities at Camp Winder Hospital said: .....there was a little branch, and near it a Bath House for the use of the soldiers...
  9. WJC

    Why Richmond?

    The rebel 'government' had three capitals: first, Montgomery, Alabama, then Richmond, Virginia and finally- while 'on the run'- Danville, Virginia. Some add a fourth, Greensboro, North Carolina. Why was Richmond chosen as the capital? Was it an exercise in bravado, a message to the U. S...
  10. OldReliable1862

    Richmond Forts 1861-62

    While looking at a c. 1862 map of Richmond, I noticed a series of forts set in a rough ring shape around the city. After doing some quick reading (particularly the game rules for Civil War Brigade Series: Seven Pines), the citizenry of Richmond erected these forts early in the war. Other than...


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