• 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?

USS Galena gun boat during the Civil War

The first Marine Corps Medal of Honor was awarded to Corporal John Mackie for his conduct aboard the USS Galena at the battle of Drewry’s Bluff, May 15, 1862.