• May 2, 2018

    By Waite Rawls, Foundation President 

    Like any other Chief Executive and Commander in Chief, Jefferson Davis was surrounded by many people who gave him advice. He listened to some and heeded their advice. He ignored others.


  • April 30, 2018

    By Christopher Graham
    Mellon Guest Curator 

    To further the American Civil War Museum’s mission to explore the Civil War from multiple perspectives, the Andrew W. Mellon team is traveling around the world!

  • April 20, 2018

    By John M. Coski, Historian


    The Museum’s April “House 200” program, “Seizing Freedom,” offered an immersive tour of the Confederate White House that considered the motivations and actions of African-Americans who escaped

  • April 16, 2018

    Julia Ann Mitchell (1831-1915) was the daughter of Julia Ann Burnham

  • April 11, 2018

    By Dr. Lauranett Lee
    University of Richmond

    Every day and in every way, enslaved people sought freedom - often times seizing it as opportunities arose.  Yet, their flight was neither impulsive nor improbable but


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