"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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Libby Prison Window

Andrew Talkov

In this video, Exhibit Coordinator for Virginia's Civil War Andrew Talkov discusses Civil War prisons in the Virginia Historical Society's long-term exhibition The Story of Virginia, an American Experience.