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Richmond National Battlefield Park

Richmond, Virginia

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The Richmond National Battlefield Park commemorates 13 American Civil War sites around Richmond, Virginia, which served as the capital of the Confederate States of America for most of the war.
As a major manufacturing center, Richmond was chosen to be the Confederate capital when the Civil War happened. The city would see much fighting over the next four years.

Much of the park is preserved as it would have looked in the civil war, with scenic meadows and old-growth forest enabling abundant wildlife.

Sites the park include are Tredegar Iron Works, the chief ironworks of the Confederacy, and a big factor in the decision to make Richmond its capital, and Chimborazo Hospital,the Confederacy's biggest hospital camp, accommodating up to 4000 patients at a time, mainly for convalescence. Today there is a museum with surgical and medical displays and a filmshow.

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