The Long Road Home - Fall of Richmond The Robertson Hospital Sketch

April 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The Appomattox County Historical Society, together with the United Daughters of the Confederacy Appomattox Chapter 11, Lee's Lieutenants and the Federal Generals Corps sponsored a Sesquicentennial event entitled The Fall of Richmond.  This is the third event in the five-year "Long Road Home" program leading to the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Appomattox.

The Long Road Home series of events are a combination of a Civil War re-enactment and living history events.   This event, commemorating the events surrounding the 1865 fall and evacuation of Richmond, Virginia was held April 5-7, 2013 at Clover Hill Village, Appomattox, Virginia.

The most ambitious scenario was a depiction of the closing of the Robertson Hospital by Federal forces.  The event is taken from a dairy excerpt and features Captain Sally Tompkins, a nurse at the hospital that is short of medicine, supplies, and everything else except wounded Confederate soldiers.

A link to the Gallery - http://www.oakhillstudio.org/p990990357

Robertson Hospital-5

Robertson Hospital-8


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