Richmond's infamous home for Union officers during much of the Civil War, Libby Prison (courtesy Library of Congress).

Men of company E, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry.

J. Matthew Gallman receiving his book prize award from Gary W. Gallagher and Elizabeth Varon on October 28, 2016 in Charlottesville, VA.

Drs. Gary Gallagher, Thavolia Glymph, Edward Ayers, and Elizabeth Varon discuss the current state of Civil War history at our Inaugural Event, Friday, October 16, 2015

Family tent life near Fort Slocum, Washington DC, 1861

Federal soldiers at Petersburg, August 1864

Nau Center Blog

By: Elizabeth R. Varon

Note:  What follows is a three part story, which we will present in consecutive blog posts, that permits us to see the history of central Virginia in a new way:  with a focus on the journeys of African American men, born in the shadow of... [read more]