The American Civil War Center

The American Civil War Center in Richmond, VA is built on the relics of Tredgar Ironworks. The building is revamped from the inside and is made into a museum. But, the outer, aged walls tell the whole story of the conflict that still shapes America.

Civil War is said to be the bloodiest in the entire history of the United States . It was in this Richmond factory where many Civil war cannons and armor plates were made. Walking through the halls of history, the ghost of the battle come alive. The brutality of the war dawned upon us as we took a look at the pictures, memoirs and artefacts.

 Click on the image below to look at an actual slave receipt. It makes A chill run down my spine every time I look at it.

Slave Receipt from 1854

Even though Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, which declared the freedom of the slaves, some were still being bought and sold in the south.

“They said this day would never come,”. A week after we visited this center we watched Barack Obama giving his Iowa caucus victory speech. The ghosts of the history would have nodded approvingly a him