• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Traveling Trunks

Reserve a Civil War Traveling Trunk for your students. Learning adventures and hands-on items will bring your classroom to life. What would it feel like to be a Civil War soldier? Try on a wool Confederate and Union uniform with accoutrements or dress as a lady living in Richmond during the war. Listen to Civil War music, watch videos of battles and ironclad ships, and explore "Cobblestone" magazines to learn about Civil War leaders, medicine, and children in the war. The traveling trunk also includes a 6 foot poster / timeline that highlight Civil War Richmond, a teacher guide, and student activity sheets. This trunk is available for a 2 week period and is designed as a hands-on introduction to the Civil War which will complement your classroom teaching. This is free of charge, though the school is responsible for picking the trunk up and returning it.

**Trunks are reserved through phone requests. Please call 804-771-2018 to reserve a traveling trunk for your class**

Did You Know?

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Prior to the 1864 battle, some participants called the 1862 engagement at Gaines' Mill the battle of Cold Harbor. When the armies fought here a second time, Cold Harbor was used to name the later engagement.