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Danville


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political
Description
On Dan River; chartered in 1793; during Civil War, was site of Condererate prison camp & for a few days following the siege of Richmond in April, 1865, was seat of Confederacy; birthplace of Lady Astor, first woman to sit in British House of Commons.
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