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The Eve of the Elections, November 1-5, 1870

It's been a long time coming, but in only a short week, the Conservatives and Radicals will finally go toe to toe in the ballots. Both sides are…

Contributors: Travis Terry

The Flood, October 1-8, 1870

The atrocity that has been ravaging the state of Virginia for some time now has finally made its way to Richmond - the flood. Having caught word of…

Contributors: Travis Terry

The Groundwork, September 18-24, 1870

While the actual election may be a ways off in the distance, it does not mean it is not in the minds of the community. Both the Conservatives and the…

Contributors: Travis Terry

The Passing of Robert E. Lee, October 9-15, 1870

Morale crushing news has made its way to the residents of Richmond, as General Robert E. Lee has died. This news comes at no worse time, in the wake…

Contributors: Travis Terry

This Week in Reconstruction, April 1-15, 1870

The Municipal War between Chahoon and Ellyson is heating up. The court is attempting to remove Chahoon from his office and from all city property. He…

Contributors: Charles Simmonds

This Week in Reconstruction, April 1-7, 1867

The nation is starting to lose faith in the Republican Party as the party is failing at controlling Congress. The party has had temporary break-ups in…

Contributors: Walker Black

This Week in Reconstruction, April 1-7, 1871

A legislative battle between General Mahone and the Committee of Nine comes to a dramatic close this week, for the House of Delegates gave the control…

Contributors: Megan Wiora

This Week in Reconstruction, April 1-8, 1868

Where did all of the money go? The Virginia state Convention has run out of all its funds, spending the good money on nothing more than horseplay. The…

Contributors: Mallory Haskins

This Week in Reconstruction, April 11-17, 1869

There should no longer be any good ground for the division of color and a "war on races" in Virginia, since "negro" suffrage has been settled.…

Contributors: Joseph McEachon

This Week in Reconstruction, April 15-21, 1867

The South takes a step back from the focusing on the government and draws its attention towards industry and business. A sudden realization has…

Contributors: Walker Black