• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area


    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Your Safety

While every effort is made to provide for your safety, you must remain alert and cautious. Drive carefully: the park roads are narrow, winding, and intended for leisurely enjoyment. Pay particular attention to speed limits and warning signs on park roads. Park only in paved areas. Stay on designated trails. Do not stray into woods, where you may encounter poison ivy and ticks. Be alert for poisonous snakes.

First aid is available at the visitor centers or from park staff. In the case of emergencies, dial 911.

Did You Know?

Fort Harrison, renamed Fort Burnham

Nine generals were killed or died from wounds received in the battles for Richmond. Only one was a Union officer—Hiram Burnham. Confederates that fell were Robert Hatton, Richard Griffith, JEB Stuart, James Gordon, Victor Girardey, John Chambliss, John Gregg and George Doles.