Richmond, Virginia, was the capital of the
Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861–1865). It also served as the capital of Virginia,
although when the city was about to fall to Union armies in April 1865, the state government, including the governor and General Assembly, moved to Lynchburg for five
days. Besides being the political home of the Confederacy, Richmond was a center of
rail and industry, military hospitals, and prisoner-of-war camps. . .
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