• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

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  • War Returns to Gravel Hill

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    In 1864 the free African American community of Gravel Hill was in the path of Civil War armies. Homes became hospitals, fences were torn down, crops trampled, livestock stolen. Explore the resiliency of a community "completely swept of everything." More

Did You Know?

Union troops enter the city of Richmond during the evacuation fire of April 1865.

No Union troops, other than prisoners, reached Richmond until after the Confederate government evacuated the city on April 2, 1865.