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Taken: Circa 1925
Caption: "The Last Capitol of the Confederacy." Danville, Va.
Additional Description: When Petersburg fell in the spring of 1865
and Robert E. Lee recommended the
evacuation of Richmond, Danville was a
logical choice for relocating the capital of the
Confederacy. Despite the disaster that had
befallen them, President Davis and his
officials remained confident that Lee would
find a way to prevail and that the war for
Southern independence would continue. -- ExploreSouthernHistory.org, page for the Sutherlin Mansion
Submitted: December 7, 2015.
Database Locator Identification Number: p341210
File Size: 0.363 Megabytes
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