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Richmond 1865: A Photographic Tour

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Henrico Theater, 205 E Nine Mile Road hosted by Richmond Battlefield Park

Learn about Richmond after the Civil War through photography. Ranger Mike Gorman will share familiar and photographs of Richmond after the 1865 evacuation fire.

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Mike Gorman's NPR interview about Chimborazo Hospital After the Civil War

Here is the link to the interview done by Mike Gorman on July 15 about Chimborazo Hospital After the Civil War.

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Mike Gorman's interview on NPR about Lincoln in Richmond

Here’s the link to the Lincoln piece that was on NPR last Saturday.

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"A Conquerer or a Peacemaker? Abraham Lincoln in Richmond" by Mike Gorman

A Conquerer or a Peacemaker? Abraham Lincoln in Richmond

The current issue of Virginia Magazine of History and Biography is written by Mike Gorman. It is available for purchase from the Virginia Historical Society

 

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Audios of Mike Gorman recounting "The Fall of Richmond" and "Lincoln in Richmond"

HistoryReplaysToday podcast with Mike Gorman describing the Fall of Richmond

This special Civil War 150th episode features Mike Gorman, talking about the fall of Richmond that began April 2, 1865 and the evacuation fire that followed.  The fire will destroy somewhere between 800-1000 buildings. The fall of the Capitol of the Confederacy does not end the Civil War but the writing is on the wall.  Gorman is a Historian and Park Ranger with the Richmond National Battlefield Parks.


 

HistoryReplaysToday podcast with Mike Gorman describing Lincoln in Richmond

This episode is being reposted in honor of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s historic trip to Richmond, Virginia on April 4, 1865. It was less than 48 hours after the Confederate Government left the city. During Lincoln’s “adventure” to Richmond he fights with his wife, witnesses his 2 admirals make mistakes, looses his Presidential boat, is mobbed by newly freed enslaved people, and much more all accompanied by his son Tad and it was Tad’s 12th birthday.

Mike Gorman is the guest. He is a Historian and Park Ranger at The Richmond National Battlefield Parks.

This episode is a prequel to episode 43 with Mike Gorman about the fall of Richmond April 2-3, 1865.

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The Fall of Richmond Walking Tour of Richmond with Mike Gorman

The Tredegar Society is hosting an event on April 15

To mark the Sesquicentennial of the Confederate evacuation of Richmond, NPS Ranger and Civil War Richmond rock star Mike Gorman will lead a tour of the industrial heart of the Confederacy. Ranger Gorman will highlight the significance of each site, its fate, and present photographs taken just after the evacuation.

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Special events and tours with Mike Gorman during the 150th Anniversary of the Fall of Richmond.

Mike Gorman will be giving three tours during the 150th Anniversary of the Fall of Richmond this week:

  • Jefferson Davis walking tour, Thursday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m.  (start at St. Paul's Church)
  • Photo tour, Friday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. (start at Washington Monument)
  • Lincoln tour, Saturday April 4 at 8:00 a.m. and 4 p.m.4/4 (start at 17th and Dock)

Richmond Times Dispatch: Richmond's Journey events commemorate end of Civil War and slavery

Richmond's Journey from the end of Slavery and Civil War to today Full Schedule

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Link to Mike Gorman's C-Span presentation "Richmond in 1865"

Richmond in 1865 is now available for viewing the the C-Span Video Library.

Michael Gorman talked about Richmond, Virginia, in 1865 and what historians could learn from photographs from the period.

“Photo Forensics: Richmond, 1865” was a session of the 16th annual Longwood University Civil War Seminar. The seminar took place from March 13-15, 2015, at the Jarman Auditorium on the Campus of Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

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Mike Gorman's presentation "Richmond in 1865" on C-Span3 March 28

Mike Gorman's Richmond in 1865 presentation will be on C-Span3 on Saturday, March 28, at 7:03 p.m. and 11:01 p.m.

Richmond in 1865
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Michael Gorman, historian at Richmond National Battlefield Park, talks about Richmond, Virginia, in 1865 and what historians could learn from photographs from the period.

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