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April 14, 2014
Richmond National Battlefield Park to commemorate the 1864 Overland Campaign
From late April through June 2014, Richmond National Battlefield Park and partners throughout central Virginia will commemorate the Overland Campaign, focusing especially on the battles of Totopotomoy Creek and Cold Harbor.

April 03, 2014
NPS to partner with communities North and South to commemorate the 1864 Overland Campaign in Virginia
On May 24, 2014 as part of the nationwide Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration, the National Park Service will present Reverberations, an innovative program connecting three national parks in Virginia and eight communities around the country to illustrate the devastating impact of the Civil War on communities across the country.

August 12, 2013
Richmond National Battlefield Park acquires key portion of Glendale Civil War battlefield
Richmond National Battlefield Park has announced that is has acquired from the Civil War Trust 251 acres at the heart of the Glendale battlefield in eastern Henrico County.

April 08, 2013
Richmond National Battlefield Park to conduct prescribed burns at Malvern Hill and Cold Harbor battlefields
On Monday, April 8, 2013, Richmond National Battlefield Park will conduct a controlled burn of portions of the Malvern Hill battlefield.

March 26, 2012
Richmond National Battlefield Park to conduct prescribed burn at Malvern Hill battlefield
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Richmond National Battlefield Park is scheduled to conduct a prescribed burn at its Malvern Hill battlefield unit to maintain the historic and ecological landscape.

October 17, 2011
Richmond National Battlefield Park to Begin Road Improvement Project
Beginning the week of October 17, Richmond National Battlefield Park will be working to improve more than eight miles of roads and parking areas throughout the park’s battlefield units.

September 10, 2011
Richmond National Battlefield Park Officially Opens Rural Plains Unit to the Public
On Saturday, September 10, 2011, Richmond National Battlefield Park officially opened its newest park unit, Rural Plains, which is located on the Totopotomoy Creek battlefield in Hanover County.

August 29, 2011
Richmond National Battlefield Park fares well after Irene; Potential loss of witness tree is key concern
Richmond National Battlefield Park and the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site weathered Hurricane Irene with only moderate damage to park resources. Potential loss of witness tree is key concern.

Did You Know?

Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States during the CIvil War

President Abraham Lincoln visited the Richmond area twice during the war. In July 1862 he met with General McClellan at Harrison’s Landing on the James River. Lincoln came to Richmond on April 4, 1865 and walked the streets of a city still smouldering from the evacuation fires.