Battle of Gaines’ Mill Sesquicentennial Commemoration and Living History Weekend – June 23-24, 2012
As part of the Seven Days Battles, as the Battle of Gaines’ Mill, on June 27, 1862, General Robert E. Lee won his first Confederate victory. This was by far the largest and costliest battle in the Eastern theatre thus far (95,000 engaged, estimated casualties 15,000). To commemorate the Battle of Gaines’ Mill, Richmond National Battlefield Park held a series of tours, living history programs, and presentations to reflect on the significance of the battle. Events took place over the weekend of June 23-24 and on June 27, 2012.