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Founded in 1737 at the furthest navigable point on the James River, Richmond remained a small outpost until just before the end of the colonial era, when Virginians, realizing that their capital at Williamsburg was open to British attack, shifted it fifty miles further inland. When war broke out it was named the capital of the Confederacy. For four years the city was the focus of Southern defenses and Union attacks, but despite a near constant state of siege, it held on almost until the very end. After the war, Richmond was devastated. Much of its downtown was burned by fleeing Confederates who wanted to keep its …
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Built in 1893, this home on the James River is a classic example of Victorian architecture and landscaping. Maymont Mansion is filled with period furniture including a ...