Welcome to my blog. My name is Joe Elia and this site is dedicated to Richmond Virginia's place during the American Civil War (or as it was known in Virginia, "The War Between The States"). Despite my Southern background the goal of this site is a balanced approach to the battles, people and aftermath of Richmond's ordeal.
Please note I do not make a cent on this site. In reality it costs me alot of time and money, so please be patient as many sections are under construction.