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Ulysses S. Grant
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Robert E. Lee
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George McClellan

Definition: Capital of the Confederacy and target of Northern strategies from McClellan's Peninsular Campaign to Grant's grind-them-down "total war." Finally evacuated by a starved and exhausted Lee after Grant seized the railroad supply lines in April, 1865. One week later, Lee surrendered.

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The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

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Civil War Richmond
Find out the details and the backdrop for this important government act.

Richmond National Battlefield
Take a tour of the battlefield and its surroundings.

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