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In defense of their freedom. At least 5,723 men enlisted from Virginia in the Union army, although the actual number is probably much larger. They served in the United States Colored Troops, battling their own officers for respectful treatment and the enemy for their freedom. Five black Virginians even earned the Medal of Honor. (Image courtesy of the Virginia Historical Society.)
"Only this, and nothing more." Raised in Richmond, Edgar Allan Poe became one of the most important writers in American history. So many of his stories and poems have become legendary, but what do you know about his stint at the head of Virginia's influential magazine the Southern Literary Messenger? Our entry also uncovers a fraudulent Poe photo and gives readers a virtual tour of a Poe museum in Richmond. (Image courtesy of the University of Virginia Special Collections)