Event Details

  • 07/20/2013

    Location: Meet at site of Libby Prison, 20th and E. Cary Street Time: 10:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Richmond National Battlefield Park Contact Phone Number: 804-226-1981

By 1863, large numbers of Federal prisoners of war—mostly Union officers—were held in the military prisons of Richmond. As they endured their confinement, the Confederate military prison staff struggled to care for them in the midst of the shortages affecting the South's entire economy. Join a Park Ranger for this exploration of the Richmond military prison community's efforts to "sit out the War" as the conflict continued into an uncertain future. This program involves an easy walk of approximately one-half mile.

Learn more about this program and the "Richmond at War:1863" program weekend at:


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