• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Event Details

  • 05/25/2013

    Location: 6283 Watt House Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111 Time: 10:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Richmond National Battlefield Park Contact Phone Number: 804-226-1981
Join a Park Ranger at the Gaines' Mill Unit for this 1.5-hour program which explores the largest battle to occur near Richmond in 1862 - the Battle of Gaines' Mill. Sarah Watt, like many Americans of her time, was a witness to the sectional tensions that increasingly divided the young United States.On June 27, 1862 the war born of these decades-old arguments arrived at her very door. Learn of the experiences of Sarah, other members of her household, and the contending soldiers who invaded her peaceful farm and turned it into a battlefield. This program involves a half-mile walk of moderate difficulty and begins at the Gaines' Mill parking area.