James Lawson Kemper - Civil War Confederate Major General, Virginia Governor. At the start of the Civil War, he was a member of the Virginia State Legislature and helped organize Virginia troops for the Confederate forces. Rising through the ranks, he fought at Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and was promoted Brigadier General in June, 1862. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he was wounded, taken prisoner and prisoner exchanged in early 1864.
Flashback From 2008 Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is defending why his administration forced the sudden resignation of five Virginia State Police Chaplains because they prayed publicly “in Jesus’ name.” Police Superintendent Col. W. Steven Flaherty single-handedly created then enforced a strict “non-sectarian” prayer policy at all public gatherings, censoring and excluding Christian prayers, then accepted the resignation of five chaplains who refused to deny Jesus or violate their conscience…
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.
Colonial Williamsburg: The world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Colonial Williamsburg story tells how diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting ambitions, evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality. If you can't visit in person than this website offers so much to explore about 18thC Colonial America! http://www.history.org/history/index.cfm
They are still here! Along with the Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Monacan, Nansemond, and others. We need to support these honorable and generous people who shared their country with the rest of us. They still present the governor of Virginia their tax tribute (deer and turkey) each Thaanksgiving. A must see tradition! And check out "The Tue Story of Pocahontas".