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Getting Around

Start your visit at the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works, located at 470 Tredegar Street in downtown Richmond. Park rangers will provide maps for touring the battlefields. Cassette tapes and CDs for the Seven Days battles around Richmond, 1862, are available for sale at the Civil War Visitor Center's book store.

Did You Know?

A young woman writes a letter home for a wounded soldier.

Phoebe Yates Pember worked at Chimborazo Hospital as a matron, caring for the sick and wounded. Her memoirs, A Southern Woman’s Story are still in print and are considered to be among the finest pieces of Civil War literature.