Confederate Citadel: Richmond and Its People at War

Time Period
1861 to 1876
Media Type
Civil War
Domestic Life
Military History
Politics & Government
Mary A. DeCredico

On January 13, 2022, Dr. Mary A. DeCredico presented about Banner Lecture about Richmond and its people during the Civil War.

Confederate Citadel: Richmond and its People at War offers a detailed portrait of life’s daily hardships in the rebel capital during the Civil War. Drawing on personal correspondence, private diaries, and newspapers, historian Mary A. DeCredico spotlighted the human elements of Richmond’s economic rise and fall, uncovering its significance as the South’s industrial powerhouse throughout the Civil War.

Dr. Mary A. DeCredico is professor of history at the United States Naval Academy and is author of numerous publications, including Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Confederate Woman’s Life and Confederate Citadel: Richmond and Its People at War.

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