Contact: Mike Litterst, 804 226-1981 x. 30
National Park Service volunteers portraying Confederate sailors of the James River Squadron will be camped at historic Drewry’s Bluff (7600 Fort Darling Road in Chesterfield County) on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3. Special programs will include demonstrations of loading the fort's heavy artillery and displays featuring torpedoes used to mine the James River along with naval arms and equipment. Throughout the weekend staff will offer talks on the role of Fort Drewry in the defense of Richmond, especially the May 1862 battle where Confederate sailors, soldiers and Marines repulsed the Union navy's advance on Richmond. Camps will be open on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All events are free.
Last updated: February 26, 2015