• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/01/2013, 06/02/2013

    Location: Cold Harbor unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park, 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville, VA Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Richmond National Battlefield Park Contact Phone Number: 804-226-1981

Park rangers and living history volunteers will tell the story of the 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor with variety of ranger-led programs and firing demonstrations at the park's Cold Harbor unit.

During the event, living history volunteers portraying Union and Confederate infantry as well as Confederate artillery will perform firing demonstrations starting at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 on Saturday and 11:00 and 1:00 on Sunday.  

Throughout the weekend, park rangers and volunteers will also give talks on the battle, how it unfolded, and its impact on those fighting it and the civilians whose homes and farms were forever changed by it.