In the heart of the Shockoe Bottom district, on a quiet sector of East Grace Street, sits your next favorite coffee destination in Richmond, Virginia. Ironclad Coffee was established in 2015 with a wealth of knowledge in the art of brewing a great cup of coffee. Ryan O’Rourke is the pioneer of this noble endeavor… Continue reading Ironclad Coffee – A Cozy Richmond Cafe
After you’ve spent the day touring through the Chalmette battlefield, I can guarantee that you’ll be ready for a decent meal and a place to rest your feet. You can find that just down the road at a little place called Rocky & Carlo’s Restaurant and Bar. Don’t let the outside fool you. This place… Continue reading Rocky & Carlo’s Restaurant & Bar – Comfort Food and Community
If you’re touring the Seven Days Battle battlefields around Richmond (see Part 1 and Part 2 on this blog), I highly recommend that you take the entire day to do so. You’ll want to walk all the trails and give yourself plenty of time to soak in the history. That being said, you can either… Continue reading Roma in Richmond
To see Part 1 of this blog series, Click HERE Union General George McClellan had left the scene. Again. Defying the odds, newly appointed Confederate General Robert E. Lee had successfully pushed Fitz John Porter’s V Corps out of his secure position along the ridgeline at Gaines Mill. Now at dawn on June 28th, 1862,… Continue reading Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 2
Richmond, along with holding the title of the former Confederate Capital, is absolutely packed with history, especially Civil War history. One could easily spend a week in this massive city and still have missed a few places. Three campaigns took place in and around the city between the years 1861 and 1865, most of the… Continue reading Seven Days Battle, Touring All Six Battlefields – Part 1
This month marks the 2nd year anniversary of this blog’s launching. In the last two years, I’ve learned so much and traveled to so many new places that I haven’t begun to share. I’ve made connections and set myself on a path that I know will bring a heap of future satisfaction. It’s my greatest… Continue reading See the Old Year Out!
I believe I can say with some agreement upon the reader’s part that 2020 has not been the best year. The good news is that it’s almost over, and the hope of a brighter and better 2021 is on the horizon. As Christmas Day dawns, I hope this post finds you and your loved ones… Continue reading To Those Not So Merry This Christmas…
You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that the world has changed a heck of a lot over the last eight or so months. With Covid still not under control, the travel and tourism industries have taken a major hit. While traveling is still happening, it’s not on the same scale… Continue reading Happy Civil War Trails!
Well, we did it! 100 posts! And it only took about a year and some change to do it. I’m extremely grateful to those who have supported me in this endeavor to share my journey and knowledge. What I’ve presented on the blog is just a fraction of all the wonderful, history-rich places I’ve been… Continue reading 100 Posts!
The battle of the Wilderness in May of 1864 was shaped by the terrain, which is why visiting the location itself is so important. The park itself doesn’t have an official Visitor Center like most. Your first stop can be at one of two places, either Ellwood, owned by the Lacey’s during the battle and… Continue reading Visiting The Wilderness