History at Sunset Continues with Totopotomoy Creek Tour
Contact: Mike Andrus, 804 226-1981 x. 30
Richmond National Battlefield Park offers the second of its five Wednesday evening Capital History at Sunset programs for 2009. The series continues on July 8 and runs through July 29. All programs are free, and begin at 7:00 pm.
The second program of the series, “War Comes to Rural Plains: The Battle of Totopotomoy Creek,” will take place on Wednesday, July 8, and will meet at the Totopotomoy Creek battlefield at Rural Plains, located at 7273 Studley Road in Hanover County. Meet with park historian Randy Cleaver and explore the events experienced by Union and Confederate soldiers and civilians in the actions along the banks of Totopotomoy Creek, as the prelude to the battle of Cold Harbor. The tour begins at 7:00 p.m., covers one mile, and is expected to last two hours.
Please join us for the following programs:
Those interested in attending these free programs are advised to wear walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Insect repellent is also recommended.
Richmond National Battlefield Park protects 13 Civil War sites in and around the city of Richmond, Virginia. All programs are free. For further information, visit the National Park Service headquarters at Chimborazo Park or call 226-1981, x.30.
Did You Know?
Thousands of Confederate soldiers who died in Richmond’s hospitals or in the battles around the city are buried at either Hollywood or Oakwood cemeteries. Most of the Union dead are buried in one of five National Cemeteries: Richmond, Cold Harbor, Seven Pines, Glendale or Fort Harrison.