civil war

Lincoln in Richmond

On April 4, 1865, two days after Union forces had taken Richmond, Abraham Lincoln arrived in the fallen Confederate capital with his son Tad. The city’s black residents gave the president a hero’s welcome, while the city’s white population greeted… Read More ›

Richmond’s Difficult Legacy

Originally published in The Washington Times – Saturday, May 3, 2008 On April 4, 1865, just two days after Union forces had taken Richmond, President Abraham Lincoln arrived in the Confederate capital with his son Tad. The city’s black residents… Read More ›