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<i>"The Last Capitol of the Confederacy." Danville, Va.

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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