troops he maintained a long struggle against one of the great military powers of the day and won American Independence.
Every Virginian has a right to thrill at the honored name of Washington, be he Southerner or Northerner.
The Richmond statue
Saint Peter's church—Union soldiers
Washington's headquarters in Richmond
Scenes reminiscent of the history of Virginia.
The pictures on this page bring back vividly the history of Virginia.
First is the ruins of the church at Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement within the limits of the United States.
The church was built about a century before the Declaration of Independence, while the little village on the James was still the capital of Virginia.
Below it appears St. John's Church, Richmond, the scene of Patrick Henry's immortal oration.
The First Continental Congress had met in Philadelphia in September, 1774, and the colonies were drifting toward war. But many were very timid about taking such a step.