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African American Civil War Democracy Military Opportunity Preservation

American Civil War Museum

AE Curator Jul 12
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Begin your understanding of the Civil War at the American Civil War Museum, where the infernally hot furnaces of Tredegar ironworks armed the Confederate military. The museum’s main location shows the conflict from three main perspectives: Confederacy, Union, and African American. Tredegar fits well with this concept. A staunchly pro-secession industrialist became increasingly dependent on slave labor as United States troops closed on Richmond. The American Civil War Museum also operates the Museum of the Confederacy and the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox.

Location: Richmond
Image: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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