Sesquicentennial Timeline

1862 / 2012

From the May 1862 Battle of Drewry's Bluff--the U.S. Navy's first and last attempt to take the Confederate capital by water--to the massive Seven Days Battles in late June… Here visitors of all ages can walk in the footsteps of history, experience Richmond's story from many different viewpoints, and discover for themselves why the battles around Richmond in the spring of 1862 changed the course of American history forever.





Download a visitor guide for these events here.

Return to Richmond National Battlefield Park's 1862 Sesquicentennial page.

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