The commonwealth of Virginia holds a prominent and distinguished place in American Civil War history. Home to the Confederacy’s capital city of Richmond, more major battles were fought in Virginia than in any other state. The commonwealth also produced some of the war’s most legendary and iconic figures, including Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, and J. E. B. Stuart. Images of America: Remembering Virginia’s Confederates explores the Confederate military and government service of a wide array of Virginia residents, ranging from the most prominent generals, politicians, and spies to little-known enlisted men. It also acknowledges their dedication and sacrifice to a cause in which they strongly believed.