Grace Street Society


The “Grace Street Society” is the civilian reenactment side of theĀ 1st Company, Richmond Howitzers

Civilian and Women in the Civil War Links

How the Society got its name

Columbia, circa 1817

1142 West Grace Street

Columbia was built by Phillip Haxall, a wealthy mill owner. The house later became part of Richmond College, the future University of Richmond. In 1861, the entire school enlisted with the Confederacy. The school became headquarters for the Richmond Howitzers, a barracks and a hospital.


Taken in part from the Historic Richmond Foundation website.

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