Fall of Richmond in the Civil War


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Fall of Richmond in the Civil War


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Civil War Richmond

You are viewing an incredible illustration of one of the most important events in the Civil War . . . the fall of Richmond. The picture was created by an eye-witness to the events, and shows union troops marching into the Rebel Capitol. This image captures the fall of Richmond, and the death of the dream that was the confederacy. With the loss of Richmond, the Civil War, and the rebel hopes of a confederate nation was over.




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