• 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?

Troop of Union soldiers with flag

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.