Patricia L. Lawrence visits the National Civil War Park in Richmond, the location of many important events, including a naval battle, as well as historic sites including a key industrial complex, the Confederacy's largest hospital, and dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications. Lawrence speaks to historians at the reconstructed Tredegar Iron Works, discovering the unique features of the museum, which boasts a legacy area that allows visitors a hands-on engagement with history. Listeners will also learn a bit about African American history, as well as Richmond's geographic and political importance during the Civil War.
The National Civil War Park is a complex of sites and event locations, including a naval battle, a key industrial complex, the Confederacy's largest hospital, and dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications.
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