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 Posted: Mon Jan 26th, 2009 01:29 am
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Joined: Wed Jun 13th, 2007
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Durn that SusanSweet, she beat me to it.

I heartily endorse everything she said.

Other points of interest in Richmond might include Chimborazo Heights, which was the site of one of the largest hospitals of the Civil War, mostly a park now (although they might still have a small medical museum there); and Monument Avenue (impressive statues of Lee, Jackson, Davis and Stuart), which borders the Fan District and will only take a few minutes of your time. Your wife might enjoy shopping the boutiques on nearby Cary Street if you need a trade-off from all the CW stuff you're doing. Tons of good eating at Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom.

My wife and I usually stay at the Catlin-Abbott House (a B&B) when we visit Richmond. It's a block from St. John's Church, where Patrick Henry chose between liberty and death (although that might be a sore spot for you, huh?).

Depending on how much time you have, Fredericksburg (and thus Chancellorsville and Spotsylvania) are about 50-60 miles to the north of Richmond, and Petersburg is about a half-hour to the south.

But to echo Susan, the Mariners' Museum ( is essential. Plan for at least a half-day visit there just for the Monitor Center.

If you want to come down to NC and pick me up, I can be your guide. I like how the English speak English. :)

Last edited on Mon Jan 26th, 2009 01:32 am by PvtClewell

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