The Richmond and Danville
Railroad, which connected the Confederate capital at Richmond with Southside Virginia, was an instrumental
supply route for the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The railroad began
construction in 1848 and maintained 140 miles in Virginia, holding one of the largest
rolling stocks. The line moved southwest from Richmond to the city of Danville, Virginia, near the North
Carolina border. While this railroad's tracks did not ex. . .
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