Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Kanawha Canal: Lifeline of the South

Martin King Canal Street in downtown Richmond currently stands in a shadow of its former glory as the lifeline of the industrial South with the eternal rumbling of traffic polluting its atmosphere.  The street no longer guides the edge of … Continue reading

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What Once Was Lost, but Now is Found: The Story of Fifteenth Street

John C. McAuliff What once was lost, but now is found On November 15, 1862, Lieutenant J.O. Withmell of the Confederate Army and five or six of his friends had been drinking late into the night. As they left the … Continue reading

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Threefold Versatility

Lily Hazelton Towards the center of downtown Richmond, running by the capital building, and eventually emptying into Monument Avenue, is Franklin Street. Franklin Street is perhaps best known as one of the streets involved in the 1863 bread riot, or … Continue reading

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Broad Street’s Civil War Transformation

Zac Brown On the cusp of the Civil War Richmond increased its reputation as the trading post of central Virginia and made its name on the national level with an increase in tobacco factories, flour mills, and ironworks as well … Continue reading

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Leigh Street: An Area in Crisis

Perry L. (pl4ut) Assignment #2 2/21/11 Leigh Street: An Area in Crisis In times of war, those closest to the battlefields feel a myriad of emotions.  First and foremost among those emotions is fear.  In the American Civil War, people … Continue reading

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Preliminary Research Duval Street: The Boundary Line

Duval Street borders the Richmond Petersburg Turnpike and is located at the NNW corner of the grid of streets that make up the bulk of downtown Richmond. In many news stories I read on the Richmond Daily Dispatch, Duval Street’s … Continue reading

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Preliminary Research – 6th Street

In my preliminary research, I found that a lot of businesses, offices and private residences were present on 6th Street during the Civil War.  While there were no major events that occurred on the street, there were a number of … Continue reading

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