The Civil War in Richmond

The American Civil War Center in downtown Richmond, Va. BY RON MACARTHUR
May 20, 2011

The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, a new museum along the James River in Richmond, Va., provides a unique look at the conflict from the perspective of Union and Confederate soldiers, as well as southern slaves.

It's also the site of the Richmond National Battlefield Park and the former Tredegar Iron Works, which operated from 1833 to 1952.

  • Ron MacArthur has lived and worked in Sussex County all his life. As a journalist for more than 40 years, he has covered everything from county and town meetings to presidential visits. He also has a unique perspective having served as an elected official and lived on both sides of the county.

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