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Richmond During the Civil War

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VIDEO | Mike Gorman of the Richmond National Battlefield Park details the happenings in and around Richmond during the Civil War, including why Richmond became the capital of the South, Confederate leaders that called the city home and the Union's two campaigns against the capital city.

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