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Battle Between The Monitor And The Merrimac
Virginia Historical Society & Museum, Richmond, Virginia
The painting entitled The Battle Between the Monitor and the Merrimac by Xanthus Smith (1839–1929) was completed about 1880. It depicts the famous...
Dixie's Land: Original Handwritten Composition
Virginia Historical Society & Museum, Richmond, Virginia
Ohio composer Daniel Emmett (1815–1904) wrote "Dixie's Land" as a "hooray" song for a minstrel show. He composed the song in New York City while...
The Battle Of Five Forks
Virginia Historical Society & Museum, Richmond, Virginia
In 2006 the Virginia Historical Society acquired an oil painting capturing a scene from the April 1, 1865, battle of Five Forks. Charging Union...
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