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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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