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Cannon and map, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1961-1980

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Alternate title:Civil War, Richmond
Summary:Cannon and map, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1961-1980. Caption reads: "Civil War, Richmond, National Battlefield Park. General McClellan's 1862 campaign brought the Union Army within sight of Richmond, Virginia for the first time in the Civil War. The city might have fallen but McClellan procrastinated, and, in a series of encounters known as the Seven Days' Battles, Confederate General Robert E. Lee drove the Federals back to their James River base. During Grant's 1864 campaign, the Battle of Cold Harbor cost the Federals 7,000 casualties in less than 30 minutes, but proved to be Lee's last major victory in the field." Postcard number: WR 133.
Contributor:Card, Ron
Card, Linda
Provider:Cards Unlimited, Inc.
Printing place:Europe
Italian Republic
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Keysville
Temporal subject: 1961-1970
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Cannons
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Richmond National Battlefield Park (Va.)
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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