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Richmond, Virginia Street in the burned district, 1865.
Ruins of war, Richmond, Virginia in 1865

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Grant Attacked Petersburg, Virginia
April 2, 1865

President Jefferson Davis received word of the events in Petersburg while attending services at St. Paul's Church in Richmond. Late that night, he abandoned the capital, boarding a train for Danville, Virginia. The city burned behind him, as fires set by fleeing Confederates and looters raged out of control. Davis was eventually captured by Union soldiers, but not until a month later, on May 10, 1865. What more do you know about the Civil War? Ask your family what they know.
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