• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Embattled Capital, 1861 to 1865

Richmond's story is not just the tale of one large Civil War battle, nor even one important campaign. Instead, the park's resources include a naval battle, a key industrial complex, the Confederacy's largest hospital, dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications, and the evocative spots where determined soldiers stood paces apart and fought with rifles, reaping a staggering human cost.

Did You Know?

cannon firing on the battlefield

The artillery firing at Malvern Hill was so loud that people living 100 miles away claimed to have heard it.