• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Multimedia Presentations

 
Large cannon overlooking the James River at Drewry's Bluff.

Torpedoes at Drewry's Bluff. (Flash video)
length: approximately 3 minutes

 
"Southern Cross" by Don Trioni, showing 11th Alabama at the Battle of Glendale.
The story of the 11th Alabama and the flag carried at the battles of Gaines' Mill and Glendale is told in this video podcast.
"Southern Cross" by Don Troiani, courtesy of Historical Art Prints.  Used with permission.

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.