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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 ...
We passed some Canadian ...
... 8220;Give me Liberty or give me Death but give me Slaves!” speech since Henry was a slaveholder. Many of the American Founding Fathers from the southern colonies/states were slave owners, but many wrote about their issues with the morality of the institution, freed their slaves in their will, or in Monroe’s case made it a point not to break up slave families. To my knowledge Patrick Henry is not on record as having expressed any such regrets.
... 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 ...
... the added "e") archeological site where the fort is still being excavated. It is amazing how much information they can learn from all the artifacts and pieces of the buildings that are discovered. We have photos of some of the highlights from today. ...