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Rebel Richmond: Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

Stephen V. Ash


In the spring of 1861, Richmond, Virginia, suddenly became the capital city, military headquarters, and industrial engine of a new nation fighting for its existence. A remarkable drama unfolded in the months that followed. The city's population exploded, its economy was deranged, and its government and citizenry clashed desperately over resources to meet daily needs while a mighty enemy army laid siege. Journalists, officials, and everyday residents recorded these events in great detail, and the Confederacy's foes and friends watched closely from across the continent and around the world. In ... More

Keywords: Richmond, Virginia, city, war, capital, population, economy, clash over resources

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469650982
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469650982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen V. Ash, author
University of Tennessee, Knoxville