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        Civil War Battles: Richmond | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Explore images of the beseiged city of Richmond, Virginia the capital of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. General Ulysses S. Grant tried unsuccessfully to capture the city for nearly a year before he took Richmond after a long siege on April 2, 1865. The battle would be a crippling defeat for the South, and led to Robert E. Lee's eventual surrender to Ulysses S. Grant one week later on April 9, 1865. 

        View Of Richmond, Va., At The Close Of The Rebellion | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        The city of Richmond, Virginia, is left in ruins at the close of the rebellion

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        Ruins Of Richmond, April, 1865 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Ruins of Richmond, Virginia, April, 1865.

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        Man Sitting In Richmond Ruins, 1865 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        A man sits among the ruins of Richmond buildings, 900 of which were destroyed while hundreds more were badly damaged in the fires set by retreating confederates. Pictures here are the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad depot and a destroyed locomative.

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        Ruins On Carey Street, 1865 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        In the fires set by retreating confederates, 900 Richmond buildings were destroyed and hundreds more were badly damaged. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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        Street In The Burned District, Richmond, Va | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Image of a street in the burned district of Richmond, Va. April-June, 1865.

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        Damaged Locomotives In Richmond, Virginia | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Image of damaged locomotives in the ruins of Richmond, Virginia, 1865.

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        City Hall And Sycamore Church In Richmond | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Picture of City Hall and the Sycamore Church in Richmond, Virginia.

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        Left Side And Rear Of The Capitol in Richmond, Va | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, fallen Richmond, in April-June, 1865.

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        Front View Of The Capitol In Richmond, Va | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        An image of the front view of the Richmond, Va, Capitol,April-June, 1865.

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        Wagons Over Rappahannock, 1864 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Grant's army crosses the Rappahannock River in spring, 1864. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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        Women Walking in Richmond, 1865 | Ken Burns: The Civil War

        Swathed in black, Richmond women drift through the streets of their ruined city.

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