Posts Tagged ‘civil war’

150 years ago this month…

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Cavalry Raid

A two-pronged Union cavalry raid against Richmond was turned back by local militia March 1. The hoped-for outcome of the raid was to free prisoners and cause mayhem in the Confederate capital.

A talk at the Walkerton Tavern, north of Richmond commemorates the event March 8.

Camps and forts


Soldiers spent what would be for many the last quiet moments of their lives in camps and fortifications as winter came to a close. A symposium and bus tours take a look at this phase of the war.

An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia has opened its new exhibition titled “An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia.”

An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia opens at the Virginia Historical Society Richmond, Virginia

It is free to the public and will run through December 30, 2011 since 2011 is the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Featuring people and their stories from the home front as well as the battlefront, the exhibition explores thirteen specific themes including medicine and medical practices during the Civil War presented from a personal view of those who fought in the 36 battles that took place in Virginia and those ordinary people who survived at home during that multifaceted extraordinary human event.


Finest of February in Richmond Virginia

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Richmond Virginia is THE place to be in February of 2011.

There is plenty to see and do and here are the top five things to put on your calendar as “not-to-be-missed!”