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Artist's depiction of the Union Army in the heart of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1915-1924

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Alternate title:The Union Army in the heart of the Confederacy, courtesy Leslie's Weekly, copyrighted
Summary:Artist's depiction of the Union Army in the heart of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1915-1924. Caption reads: "The burning of Richmond at the evacuation added a crowning horror to the multitudinous anxieties and privations its inhabitants had endured during the three years the city was the Capital of the Confederate States. While the conflagration was at its height the U.S. forces, under command of Maj. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, entered and took possession of the stricken city. The sketch presents a view of 11th and Main Sts., looking East, and shows the facade of the then Exchange Bank of Virginia, the only portion of the building to escape destruction. The restored building is now the property of and occupied by the First National Bank of Richmond, Va." Message reads: "Is this the way it looked to you - Everything fine and the weather clear at last. Horace." Postmark date: February 7, 1924; Postcard number: 39877; Message included.
Provider:Southern Bargain House
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:War destruction & pillage
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Richmond (Va.) -- History -- Siege, 1864-1865
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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