The “Grace Street Society” is the civilian reenactment side of the 1st Company, Richmond Howitzers
Civilian and Women in the Civil War Links
- The Society of Women and the Civil War
- Locations of Women’s Civil War Diaries and Papers
- Tobacco Use During the Civil War
- Timeless Stitches
- Fanny and Vera’s Helpful Hints & Timely Tips
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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