History & Culture

From 1861 to 1865, armies battled time and again in the vicinity of Richmond, Virginia. Inside the city, factories forged iron into weapons and hospitals cared for the sick and wounded. The exploits of some generals and political leaders became famous, while thousands of others toiled in anonymity, trying to survive the hardships of war. Others fought in secret as partisans and spies. Men and women, old and young, black and white, enslaved and free: every life in Richmond was touched by the war.

Explore below to learn more about the people and the stories of Civil War Richmond.
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People

Learn about individuals whose lives are a part of Civil War Richmond.

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Stories

Heroic, tragic, and inspiring: the stories of Civil War Richmond

 

Last updated: September 3, 2021

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Richmond, VA 23223

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