• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Torpedoes at Drewry's Bluff

During the Civil War Drewry's Bluff was known as a "Perfect Gibraltar" along the James River protecting the city of Richmond. This short video tells the story of the defenses put in the river beneath the bluff to deter the Union fleet from its goal of reaching Richmond.

This video can also be seen on You Tube.

 
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Did You Know?

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Prior to the war the Tredegar Iron Works was a major producer of rails and locomotives for railroad companies. Wartime demands shifted their focus to cannon production.