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The Fall of Richmond, April 3, 1865

On April 3, 1865 occurred one of the most famous and momentous events of Richmond’s history. It was also one of the most shrouded in myth and misconception. On April 2, 1865, the Confederate government and military began to evacuate … Continue reading

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Petersburg & Richmond: In 1865 & In The ECW Series

On April 2, 1865, the Breakthrough at Petersburg occurred, and the Confederate military and government evacuated Richmond. There are books in the ECW Series that take a closer look at these events. Do you have them in your library collection?

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Ending The War: Fallen Cities

On April 3, 1865, Union troops entered Richmond, Virginia. The moment that so many soldiers had been fighting and waiting for during the four years of war. Other significant Southern cities had or would be occupied by Union troops in … Continue reading

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Noah Trudeau Explains Lincoln’s Greatest Journey

Recently I chatted with award-winning author Noah Andre Trudeau, who has written several well-regarded books on the Civil War in 1864 and 1865. We discussed his next book, Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days That Changed a Presidency, March 24 – … Continue reading

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“Let ‘Em Up Easy”—Lincoln in Richmond

The historical record doesn’t say who was more excited on April 4, 1865—150 years ago today: Tad Lincoln, celebrating his twelfth birthday that day, or his father, Abraham, who was finally entering Richmond after five springs of war. “Thank God … Continue reading

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On the Fall of Richmond

April 3, 2015: Driving toward Richmond from the south, the first thing that jumps at me from the skyline is the massive American flag fluttering from the Dominion Power building. It’s 82 degrees and relatively calm, but the flag still … Continue reading

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