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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Richmond's Tobacco Warehouse Prisons, Bars Beyond Libby, Where Are They?

    Fairly famous image of Rockett's, ( and a cow... ) section of Richmond, Virginia. Naval yard across the river, wharf where the Gettysburg Dead arrived in 1871, houses and businesses this side. That's a tobacco warehouse, the 4 story brick, 4 chimney's? I'm not sure how extensive was Rocketts...
  2. Z

    FOR SALE 1862 Richmond Musket

    I’m selling my 1862 Richmond 3-banded reproduction/re-enactment musket. It’s in great condition and was used on the fields of Manasass, Sharpsburg, and Gettysburg during their respective 150th re-enactments. I’m looking for $600 and am happy to send as many pictures as needed. Also comes with a...
  3. CivilWarTalk

    Stonewall Jackson Monument (Richmond)

    Stonewall Jackson Monument - Monument Ave, Richmond, VA ©Michael Kendra, 2015. Battlefield: City of Richmond, Virginia Location: At the intersection of Monument Avenue and The Boulevard (now Arthur Ashe Boulevard) Map Coordinates: 37° 33' 37.90", -77° 28' 16.69" Part of: ANV MONUMENT...
  4. E

    Hello and Seeking Info on Richmond Prisons

    Hi all, I've been on a quest the last couple years to follow the journey of a 3x great grandfather who I discovered to be a Civil War vet. I had absolutely no idea about him much less his Civil War story and am absolutely hooked. I'm on a mission to learn as much as I can and share it with my...
  5. ratwod

    Discussion 4 Jan 1860, Richmond Daily Dispatch--Servants for Sale

    From January 4, 1860 issue of Daily Dispatch, Richmond VA, page 2. SERVANTS FOR BALE TWO NEGRO M£N FOR SALE PRIVATELY.—For sale to remain in the city or neighborhood, two good FACTORY HANDS- one is 31 years of age, the other 28; to he sold for no fault, but in order to the settling of an...
  6. 67th Tigers

    Steven Newton's Joseph E. Johnston and the Defence of Richmond 1861-2

    Steven Newton's PhD thesis, Joseph E. Johnston and the Defence of Richmond 1861-2, is available: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3690&context=etd Sadly several other really useful theses are restricted. It would be good for Siciliano's Badly Smith thesis to be available...
  7. Bruce Vail

    Discussion Need help finding D.H. Hill's report on the battles before Richmond....

    I am hoping someone at CWT can direct me to an on-line location of the official report written by Gen. D.H. Hill following the Battle of the Seven Days in 1862. My on-line search skills are not what they should be, and am having difficluty.....
  8. CivilWarTalk

    Did You Know? Within the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond Lies a Secret!

    The Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond was dedicated on May 29, 1890. But before that, a cornerstone was laid on October 27, 1887. It contained a time capsule with several interesting items inside. When the plans for the monument were drawn up, in the cornerstone, a space for a copper capsule...
  9. JohnDLittlefield

    Help Mapping out a Confederate Mission near Richmond

    Forgive me if I have posted in the incorrect forum. Normally I post on the Naval Forum. I am not sure if this has been the subject of a previous thread, but initial searches did not yield results so I present it to you. The attached article (Shippey 1884- A Leaf form my Log-Book) chronicles the...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Discussion Under The Flag Of Truce, Tenuous Lines Of Hope In Print

    Waud's image of a flag of truce exchange, " Southerners being to Confederate boats, Norfolk, Virginia ", " Flag of truce " written below. Flag of truce could mean a lot of things to a lot of people, really important things. The war tore this country to shreds, figuratively and literally. It...
  11. DBF

    A Wedding Calls; as Richmond Falls

    “Now Northern goods are out of date; And since old Abe's blockade, We Southern girls can be content With goods that's Southern made. We send our sweethearts to the war; But, dear girls, never mind-- Your soldier-love will ne'er forget The girl he left behind.” Carrie Bell Sinclair...
  12. Cavalry Charger

    The Overland Campaign

    https://www.irishcentral.com/photo/irishmans-photographs-of-the-civil-war "In May of 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army began the Overland Campaign, which aimed to wedge Union forces between the troops of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate capital of Richmond...
  13. JPK Huson 1863

    First Bull Run Bull Run 1861 And A Missing Piece Of A Story, Help Please?

    The McClean House, Beauregard's HQ at Bull Run 1861. Civilian prisoners claimed as political prisoners were brought here before being sent on to Liggon's Prison, Richmond. The Henry House, Stone House, Sudley Church, Grigsby House and a few others remain well known at least in name. Does anyone...
  14. jpeter

    Oops, big lump of your posts....

    DISCLAIMER: This thread contains posts from multiple threads, as many as 30! They were accidentally merged together. Sorry! This thread is closed. Feel free to open some new discussions. ---CivilWarTalk--- Native American slavery in North America was extensive over much of the...
  15. JPK Huson 1863

    Richmond's Dawn Over Ruins, Today-154-Years-Ago, April 4 1865

    Image is referred to as ' African Americans on barges, Richmond '. Using this photo from April, 1865 because yes, it is but it's also displaced civilians who fled flames and chaos, saving what they could. These Richmond citizens were some of the lucky ones. Who knows how many households are...
  16. 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...
  17. ForeverFree

    Feb 26, 2019: Stories of Service: U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War; Richmond, VA

    From http://vawarmemorial.org/event/stories-service-us-colored-troops-civil-war - Stories of Service: U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm Free Event Patriotic Events Did you know the United States Colored Troops (USCTs) played a decisive role in...
  18. 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...
  19. ForeverFree

    "Blue Coats In A Gray City" - United States Colored Troops in Richmond, VA, April 2015

    USCT Living Historians march through Richmond, Virginia in 2015 Source: From Timothy Fredrikson at the Stories of the United States Colored Troops Facebook Page “Blue Coats In A Gray City” – In April of 2015, a detachment of United States Colored Troops marched from Rockett’s Landing on the...
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