Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia, 1854, from the south
Richmond, Va. City, port of entry, capital of the state and seat of justice of Henrico co. It is pleasantly situated on the N. side of James River, immediately below the falls, and at the head of tide water. It is 23 miles N. from Petersburg, and 117 W. from Washington. The population, in 1800, was 5737; 1810, 9785; 1820, 12,067; 1830, 16,060; 1840, 20,153; 1850, 27,483. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

Record Data

Place Unit Type
  City or Town
Containing Unit

Note Cards

Events

People

Birthplace of
 

Bowie, Henry C.

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Henry C. Bowie

Brockenbrough, John Mercer

Full name
  John Mercer Brockenbrough

Brockenbrough, John White

John White Brockenbrough, detail
Full name
  John White Brockenbrough

Cabell, Henry Coalter

Henry Coalter Cabell, detail
Full name
  Henry Coalter Cabell

Carter, James W.

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  James W. Carter

Cecil, Rudolphus N.

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Rudolphus N. Cecil

Chaney, Thomas Morris

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Thomas Morris Chaney

Dyer, Alexander Brydie

Alexander Brydie Dyer, detail
Full name
  Alexander Brydie Dyer

Garnett, Theodore Stanford

Theodore Stanford Garnett, detail
Full name
  Theodore Stanford Garnett

Hays, William

William Hays, detail
Full name
  William Hays

McCaw, James Brown

James Brown McCaw, detail
Full name
  James Brown McCaw

Munford, Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor Munford, photograph, detail
Full name
  Thomas Taylor Munford

Pegram, William Ransom Johnson

William Johnson Pegram, detail
Full name
  William Ransom Johnson Pegram

Pickett, George Edward

George Edward Pickett, detail
Full name
  George Edward Pickett

Taylor, Robert E.

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Robert E. Taylor

Thompson, John Reuben

John Reuben Thompson, detail
Full name
  John Reuben Thompson

Van Lew, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Van Lew, circa 1865, detail
Full name
  Elizabeth Van Lew

Walthall, Edward Cary

Edward Cary Walthall, detail
Full name
  Edward Cary Walthall

Wickham, Williams Carter

Williams Carter Wickham, detail
Full name
  Williams Carter Wickham

Wyatt, Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson Wyatt, detail
Full name
  Henry Lawson Wyatt
Burial place of
 

Botts, John Minor

John Minor Botts, detail
Full name
  John Minor Botts

Ellis, Powhatan

Powhatan Ellis, detail
Full name
  Powhatan Ellis

Hill, Ambrose Powell

Ambrose Powell Hill, detail
Full name
  Ambrose Powell Hill

Jones, Samuel

Samuel Jones, detail
Full name
  Samuel Jones

McCreary, James Bennett

James Bennett McCreary, detail
Full name
  James Bennett McCreary

Van Lew, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Van Lew, circa 1865, detail
Full name
  Elizabeth Van Lew

Places

Contained places
 
Name Type
Belle Isle, VA Location or Site
Fort Harrison, VA Location or Site
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA Location or Site
Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia Location or Site

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
12/11/1852 New York Times, “Louisiana Legislature,” December 11, 1852
01/19/1854 John Henry Hill to William Still, January 19, 1854
03/08/1854 John Henry Hill to William Still, March 8, 1854
03/17/1854 James M. Mercer to William Still, March 17, 1854
05/07/1854 Issac Forman to William Still, May 7, 1854
05/15/1854 William Henry Gilliam to William Still, May 15, 1854
09/14/1854 John Henry Hill to William Still, September 14, 1854
10/16/1855 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "The Late Tragedy," October 16, 1855
11/07/1855 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "The Underground Railroad," November 7, 1855
11/10/1855 Jacob Bigelow (William Penn) to William Still, November 10, 1855
12/26/1855 N. R. Johnston to William Still, December 26, 1855
03/25/1856 John Hall to William Still, March 25, 1856
07/26/1856 New York Herald, "Breakdown on the Underground Railroad," July 26, 1856
09/15/1856 John Hall to William Still, September 15, 1856
09/15/1856 John Henry Hill to William Still, September 15, 1856
12/23/1856 John Hall to William Still, December 23, 1856
01/05/1857 John Henry Hill to William Still, January 5, 1857
01/06/1857 John Thompson to William Still, January 6, 1857
04/07/1857 New York Times, “Virginia Frightened,” April 7, 1857
07/28/1857 Elijah Hilton to William Still, July 28, 1857
08/31/1857 New York Times, “The Convention of the Southern New School Presbyterians,” August 31, 1857
09/03/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, “A Minister Driven From His Church,” September 3, 1857
09/17/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, “The Seceders,” September 17, 1857
05/06/1858 Hiram Wilson and Orlando J. Hunt to William Still, May 6, 1858
06/16/1858 Cleveland (OH) Herald, "Emancipation of Slaves in Virginia," June 16, 1858
08/21/1858 Thomas Garrett to William Still, August 21, 1858
08/25/1858 Thomas Garrett to William Still, August 25, 1858
09/28/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Western Trade,” September 28, 1858
10/08/1858 Boston (MA) Liberator, “The Underground Railroad,” October 8, 1858
10/17/1858 New York Herald, “Our Richmond Correspondence,” October 17, 1858
02/07/1859 New York Times, “Another Virginia Insurrection,” February 7, 1859
02/23/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Railroad Outrages,” February 23, 1859
06/08/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Another Dred Scott Decision,” June 8, 1859
06/29/1859 New York Times, “Albany and Richmond,” June 29, 1859
10/20/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Negro Insurrection!," October 20, 1859
10/27/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Governor Wise on the Harper's Ferry Insurrection," October 27, 1859
10/27/1859 Philadelphia (PA) Christian Observer, "A Regular Abolition Conspiracy," October 27, 1859
11/10/1859 Philadelphia (PA) Christian Observer, "Character of John Brown," November 10, 1859
11/11/1859 Boston (MA) Liberator, "Bad News for the Abolitionists," November 11, 1859
11/17/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Gov. Wise to Mrs. Child," November 17, 1859
11/17/1859 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "Reward for Fugitive Insurgents," November 17, 1859
12/02/1859 Entry by Thomas Jonathan Jackson, December 2, 1859
12/16/1859 Columbus (OH) Gazette, "For the Columbus Gazette," December 16, 1859
12/23/1859 New York Times, "The Southern Medical Students," December 23, 1859
12/26/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Medical Students,” December 26, 1859
01/02/1860 New York Times, “The Southern Students,” January 2, 1860
01/30/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Harper’s Ferry Items,” January 30, 1860
02/09/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “Harper’s Ferry Outrage,” February 9, 1860
02/22/1860 Raleigh (NC) Register, “How Firmly United the Democracy Are,” February 22, 1860
03/03/1860 John William Dungy to William Still, March 3, 1860
03/03/1860 Stepney Brown to William Still, March 3, 1860
03/14/1860 Carlisle (PA) Herald, "Hazlett and Stevens,” March 14, 1860
03/14/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “George Sennot’s Speech,” March 14, 1860
03/15/1860 Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “The Harper’s Ferry Insurgents,” March 15, 1860
04/20/1860 John William Dungy to William Still, April 20, 1860
05/09/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Coming Conventions,” May 9, 1860
05/12/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Charleston Convention,” May 12, 1860
05/27/1860 New York Herald, “Bell and Everett Going Ahead,” May 27, 1860
06/19/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Fillmore Men,” June 19, 1860
10/07/1860 New York Herald, “The Trip to Virginia,” October 7, 1860
10/18/1860 A Slave to William Still, October 18, 1860
11/29/1860 New York Times, “Political Assassination,” November 29, 1860
01/15/1861 New York Herald, “Ex-Secretary Floyd on the Crisis,” January 15, 1861
02/16/1861 C. A. to William Still, February 16, 1861
03/06/1861 New York Times, “A Bloody Programme,” March 6, 1861
03/28/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Virginia Still for the Union,” March 28, 1861
04/02/1861 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Beauties of the ‘Institution’,” April 2, 1861
04/16/1861 James Henderson to Abraham Lincoln, April 16, 1861
04/17/1861 The Virginia Ordinance of Secession, April 17, 1861
04/24/1861 Virginia Governor John Letcher’s Proclamation, April 24, 1861
04/29/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “What Can We Believe?,” April 29, 1861
04/29/1861 William Willey to Waitman Willey, April 29, 1861
05/20/1861 New York Times, “A Halter with Two Nooses,” May 20, 1861
05/28/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Army Slave Catching,” May 28, 1861
06/05/1861 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “The Lack of “Improved” Firearms in the South,” June 5, 1861
07/04/1861 Abraham Lincoln, Message to the Congress in Special Session, July 4, 1861
07/23/1861 Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, July 23, 1861
08/13/1861 Savannah (GA) News, “Abe Lincoln Assassinated!,” August 13, 1861
11/18/1861 President Jefferson Davis, Message to the Confederate Congress, November 18, 1861
04/09/1862 Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, April 9, 1862
08/09/1862 New York National Anti-Slavery Standard, "Speech of Rev. M.D. Conway," August 9, 1862
10/13/1862 Abraham Lincoln to George Brinton McClellan, October 13, 1862
02/03/1863 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Coming Siege of Vicksburg,” February 3, 1863
05/01/1863 The Retaliatory Act, Confederate Congress, May 1, 1863
05/17/1863 New York Herald, “The Pen and the Sword,” May 17, 1863
06/10/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, June 10, 1863
06/10/1863 Abraham Lincoln, Telegram to Joseph Hooker, June 10, 1863
07/06/1863 Captain Henry W. Sawyer to his Wife, from Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia
07/09/1863 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Gen. Lee Again Victorious!,” July 9, 1863
07/15/1863 Orders from Henry Wager Halleck to William Handy Ludlow, July 15, 1863
07/16/1863 New Haven (NH) Palladium,“Port Hudson,” July 16, 1863
08/01/1863 Jefferson Finis Davis, Proclamation concerning Military Service, Richmond, Virginia, August 1, 1863
11/01/1863 Henry W. Sawyer to John T. Nixon, November 1, 1863
06/16/1864 Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 16, 1864
08/02/1864 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “The Destruction of Chambersburg,” August 2, 1864
04/11/1865 Abraham Lincoln, Last Speech in Public, April 11, 1865