• July 12, 2018

    By Robert Hancock, Senior Curator


    This armor breastplate was taken from an officer in the 5th New York Cavalry on May 24, 1862, during the First Battle of Winchester, part of “Stonewall” Jackson’s Valley Campaign.  The

  • July 3, 2018


    Today we launch a new blog series - #AskACWM - where we bring the best and most interesting questions we get on social media and put them to our staff to respond. To kick things off, we have a tweet. 

  • June 25, 2018

    By Guest Blogger Brig. Gen. John Mountcastle 


    On April 3, 1865, Federal troops prepared to march into Richmond. A cavalry detachment under Majors Stevens and Graves moved up the Osborne Turnpike, east of Richmond. Here

  • June 8, 2018
    By Robert Hancock, Head Curator 
    According to one wartime visitor to the White House, "The walls and mantels of her (Varina Davis, wife of President Jefferson Davis) reception room were almost covered with chains and all
  • May 22, 2018

    By John Coski, Historian

    Waite Rawls’ May 12th “House 200” program on President Jefferson Davis’ military aides who occasionally worked at the Confederate executive mansion begs an obvious question: Was there any kind of guard


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