Tag Archives: Richmond

Gone Hollywood

150 years ago today thousands of Richmond residents converged on Hollywood cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate war dead. Although a riot broke out in Richmond on May 11th, the Times’ HENRICO correspondent emphasized that the city was peaceful … Continue reading

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big milk parlor shut down

But what should take its place? Riots broke out in Richmond, Virginia on May 11, 1867. Two days later ex-Confederate President Jefferson was released on bail in the same city. According to the following report, two of the men who … Continue reading

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riled in Richmond

From The New-York Times May 13, 1867: More Trouble with the Negroes in Richmond – Arrest of a Speaker at a Freedmen’s Meeting. RICHMOND, Sunday, May 12. Another riot occurred in the lower portion of the city last night. The … Continue reading

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tidings: dreadful … and glad?

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch December 25, 1865: Christmas. It would seem a remorseless piece of irony to extend to our people the usual greeting of “A Merry Christmas.” In the midst of a land desolated by the iron foot-prints … Continue reading

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a saint for the impecunious

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch December 23, 1865: The great problem of Christmas, with all who are not afflicted by the general malady of chronic impecuniousness, is what to buy for a Christmas present. The patron saint, Kriss Kringle, St. … Continue reading

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’cause the framers punted

After an eight month hiatus, the Richmond Daily Dispatch resumed publication 150 years ago today (albeit with no runaway slave classifieds): Saturday…december 9, 1865. The past and the present. The Richmond Dispatch, which met a temporary suspension of its existence … Continue reading

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no war, no work

150 years ago today The Chicago Times reprinted a report from the one-time capital of the Confederacy. Richmond was swarming with former rebel soldiers unable to find work: The Chicago editors had a hunch that the war’s end meant bounty-jumpers … Continue reading

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Richmond rubble

According to the Library of Congress photographer Andrew J. Russell spent some time at the corner of Carey and Governor streets 150 years ago this month.

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this is the end … (apr)

Another Monday morning in Richmond. Another pugnacious editorial from the Daily Dispatch? No, as the paper explained eight months later, it went temporarily out of business 150 years ago today as Richmond burned and the Union army entered the city. … Continue reading

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“pride & patriotism”

The South needed patriotic and heroic farmers to cultivate the land despite Yankee plunder and destruction. Refugees crowded into Richmond ought to move back to the country. Even as more and more cities were evacuated to the Union armies, the … Continue reading

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