I am new to the site and learning my way. I was looking for the exactly where to post a specific questions. It appears my best bet is to start a new thread. If I am missing something please let me know. My question regarding Richmond - June 1862 ... I am writing a series of civil war fiction novels on the ACW and the Reconstruction period that followed. I vary my point of view North and South bringing in more of the minutia that readers are rarely presented with. I offer alternating civilian, political and military perspectives. I am currently on a chapter at the time of the Battle of Seven Pines. In it I want to present what was happening in Richmond as the battle commenced. Based on what I just presented - what was happening there? How was the population and its politicians reacting? I am imagining there was a great deal of panic. I do appreciate any leads you can give me. Stay well.