Live… 150 years removed from the fall of Richmond

For April 3, 2015, I will be taking in many of the activities and observances offered as we look back 150 years at the Federal occupation of Richmond.  I’ll be active on Twitter throughout the day.  Most of those Tweets will roll over to my Facebook page, if you prefer to view on that socialContinue reading “Live… 150 years removed from the fall of Richmond”

Virginia’s 1864 150ths: More details on the summer programs

I mentioned the Petersburg National Battlefield 150th events in an earlier post.  But let me revisit that, as the park now has more details for the programs through the summer along with a nice PDF version of the visitors guide for advance reading: Petersburg 150 – May to September, 1864 – Overland to Siege. TheContinue reading “Virginia’s 1864 150ths: More details on the summer programs”

Seddon to Lee: “… the importance of depleating the population of Richmond…”

As the capitals of warring parties and major cities in a very active theater of operations, Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. were at the same time rear areas and front lines.  The populations of both cities swelled. Some due to increased labor demands, but more so as refugees of war sought shelter.  Military camps andContinue reading “Seddon to Lee: “… the importance of depleating the population of Richmond…””