Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Richmond National Battlefield Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
During its 150th commemoration of the June 1862 Battle of Glendale, Richmond National Battlefield Park partnered with the Gravel Hill community – where free African American families once farmed land that became a battleground – to offer a program about the history of Gravel Hill. Read more
Did You Know?
Of the 12,738 reported Federal casualties for the battle of Cold Harbor, nearly one in six belonged to a heavy artillery regiment. These units earned the nickname “Red Leg Infantry” because the facings on their uniforms were scarlet, rather than the regulation sky-blue of the regular infantry.