Map of Civil War battles within 150 miles of Richmond, VA (1860s)
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I'm not a big U.S. Civil War buff... but I figured I'd plug this hole and listen to some audio lectures, in the last year or so. As someone entirely unfamiliar, I was struck by the proximity of Richmond and Washington, and the resultant, fiercely-contested space between the two.
It's downright European how close they are... and must've been a fright for residents of both cities. Here in the U.S. Midwest things just don't scale like that. I'm at a loss for where to begin in envisioning it.
For more map resources and imagery from this period in Richmond's history, check out the Virginia Historical Society's website.