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From Gettysburg to Richmond on a Civil War Day. Peter is an avid reader of Civil War history and his interest has rubbed of on all of us. On to Sharpsburg/Antietam Creek Battlefield. We visited the sunken road and Burnside's Bridge. A very peaceful, much more contained area than Gettysburg and yet the more casualties were suffered here in one day than any other military day with some 23,000 ...
I lived in RVA for 4 years and had no idea this place existed! It was awesome. An old train buttress turned into a climbing wall. Someone came along and bolted the routes and left courtesy rugs for ropes (high flooded area). It was perfect. We started on the shaded wall where it was a bit chilly but we outsmarted the brick and had hand warmers in our chalk bags!
I will be honest I felt a little funny climbing ...
... speech in 1775 at St. John's Church, and the passage of the Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom written by Thomas Jefferson. And, of course, it served as the capital of the Confederate States of America, during the civil war.
Richmond Fun Fact: Since 2005 Richmond and the area of Carytown hosts an annual Zombie Walk! Hey,what more could visitors want!
So with plenty to do and see, we enjoy the historic James river canal walk, see ...
... low on the horizon and it glowed through the mist before eventually chasing the mist away.
We were expecting a delay at the border and thought there'd be a decent wait in line but there were only about 10 cars. We passed through without any incident in less than 5 minutes which was a great relief! No questions asked of an Aussie and a Brit travelling from Canada to the US :) I guess we didn't look suspicious ...
... extremely helpful and introduced me to an Australian family as if I'd know them or they'd know me!!!
Anyhoo ! the museum has excellent exhibits including many artefacts from Lee, Jackson, Davis, Early, a letter from the Pope, and even a Union announcement.
It also has a considerable collection of items from ordinary people like, clothes, letters, tools, everyday life and war items. Really worth visiting for an idea of the period ...