CWT Presents Robert M. Dunkerly & Doug Crenshaw - Embattled Capital: A Guide to Richmond During the Civil War

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 8:30pm EDT
CivilWarTalk Presents:
Doug Crenshaw & Robert M. Dunkerly
authors of
Embattled Capital:
A Guide to Richmond During the Civil War

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Just 100 miles from Washington, DC, Richmond served as a symbol of the rebellion itself. Richmond was home to the Confederate Congress, cabinet, president, and military leadership. And it housed not only the Confederate government, but also some of the Confederacy’s most important industry and infrastructure. The city was filled with prisons, hospitals, factories, training camps, and government offices. Through four years of war, armies battled at its doorsteps—and even penetrated its defenses. To this day, the war’s legacy remains deeply written into the city and its history. Historians Doug Crenshaw and Robert M. Dunkerly tell the story of the Confederate capital before, during, and after the Civil War in their book, Embattled Capital: A Guide to Richmond During the Civil War, published by Savas Beatie in January 2021 as part of the Emerging Civil War Series.

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Robert M. Dunkerly is a historian, award-winning author, and speaker who is actively involved in historic preservation and research. He works as a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park. Among his several books are two in the Emerging Civil War Series: To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy and No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign.

Doug Crenshaw, a longtime volunteer for Richmond National Battlefield, leads tours of the battlefields around the former Confederate capital. A member of the Richmond Civil War Roundtable, he has written books on Glendale and Fort Harrison, and he is the author of the Emerging Civil War Series title Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The Seven Days’ Battles.

Mr. Dunkerly and Mr. Crenshaw both blog regularly for Emerging Civil War (www.emergingcivilwar.com).

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Time to get registered! I hope to see everyone on Wednesday, April 7th at 8:30pm EDT when our guests will be Doug Crenshaw and Bert Dunkerly on their latest book Embattled Capital: A Guide to Richmond During the Civil War, just released by Savas Beatie earlier this year as part of the award winning Emerging Civil War Series.

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Many thanks to our guests Mr. Crenshaw and Mr. Dunkerly for a wonderful presentation. It was so much fun to host for them. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Content from the chat log:
08:31 PM @Jamieva - question...when is glendale opening up to the public :smile:

08:31 PM Bruno P. - Hi from Marlborough, Ct

08:31 PM Robert C. - Hi all from Connecticut

08:31 PM Cindy C. - Hello everyone. Katy, Texas here.

08:32 PM Richard R. - Hello from central Missouri

08:32 PM - Cindy C. - We talk that way in Virginia, too

08:32 PM Victoria H. - Hi from Michigan.

08:34 PM Kathleen S. - Hello from Wisconsin.

08:34 PM Cindy C. - Richmond is my home area. I was married into the Lee family.

08:36 PM Alison K. - Is the Confederate White House which is right next to the former Museum of the Confederacy still open to the public ? Found that very interesting.

08:44 PM Robert C. - I have fond memories of rafting down the James past Belle Isle in high flood levels with Cathy Wright, curator at the former Museum of the Confederacy.

08:44 PM Cathryn H. - Are there markers for Libby prison?

08:51 PM @NH Civil War Gal - So it was 70 years after the Civil War before Richmond marked anything to do with the War? Was it that way throughout Virginia? Was this the start of preservation?

Didn't Libby prison go to Chicago for some exhibit? What happened after to it after that?

08:53 PM - Kevin B. - My GG Grandfather-in-Law gave the order to kill a Confederate General Chambliss outside Richmond at Deep Bottom II in Aug. 1864.

08:58 PM Robert C. - The earthworks at North Anna are remarkably well preserved, such that one's imagination runs wild while among them

After obtaining permission, I photographed the sword of Cpt. Elisha Smart, 10th Mass infantry, at the small national cemetery at Seven Pines, who was "buried behind the rifle pits" right there as that was their actual line of battle.

09:00 PM Cindy C. - One of the first Memorial Day gatherings, then known as "Decoration Day", was held at Hollywood Cemetery, in Richmond.

09:07 PM Vicky F. - Is a signed copy of your latest book available?

09:10 PM @NH Civil War Gal - Is the field the slave cemetery?

09:11 PM Bruno P. - In light of the recent backlash toward Civil War southern topic, how does it impact Richmond-related sites, including the White House of the Confederacy, Tredegar, etc.?

09:11 PM Kathleen S. - Is the White House of the Confederacy worth a visit?

09:13 PM @bdtex - is the siege museum in Petersburg open?

09:16 PM Richard S. - Where were the records kept of the Confederacy in Richmond How much was destroyed and what records survived?

09:19 PM Victoria H. - When I got the book from SB, I got a signed book plate.

09:20 PM Brandon C. - Where was VMI when it was located in Richmond for a brief spell?

09:23 PM Cindy C. - Many of us have worked hard for decades to preserve these sites. They are part of our history. They MUST remain.

09:26 PM Robert G. - Why didn't the Confederacy locate it's capital and industry more geographically central to the theater's of war? Richmond appears to have presented a difficult city to defend, from both land and water, forcing the contraction of lines continually to defend the city and in such close proximity to the Union's primary force. Thank you. Enjoyed the talk very much

09:27 PM Sue Anne B. - Excellent talk.

09:27 PM Cindy C. - Thank you, gentlemen! This was a wonderful presentation....

09:27 PM Patrick S. - Thanks. Really enjoyed the talk.

09:31 PM Stephen S. - Thank you ! Enjoyed it very much!

09:31 PM Cathryn H. - Thanks so much 😊

Be sure to order your own copy of Embattled Capital: A Guide to Richmond During the Civil War directly from the publisher here:
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I registered and really wanted to attend this but got held up with life last night and did not make the program. If these presentations are recroded is there a way to go back and watch them? Many Thanks.
 
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