• 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?

Black troops during the Civil War

As part of a major assault against Richmond’s defenses fourteen African American soldiers received the Medal of Honor for heroic conduct at the battle of New Market Heights, September 29, 1864.