Contact: Bob Krick, 804 226-1981 x.31
Richmond National Battlefield Park offers the final of its five Wednesday evening Capital History at Sunset programs for 2009. The series concludes on July 29. All programs are free, and begin at 7:00 pm.
The final program of the series, the First Battle of Deep Bottom, will take place on July 29. Join park historian Robert E. L. Krick on a tour of the newly-preserved battlefield, located at 5180 Long Bridge Road. On July 28, 1864, a large body of United States cavalry skirted the Confederate defenses of Richmond, looking to push toward the capital city. A force of Confederate infantry intercepted the cavalry and provoked a bitter fight on the Enroughty Farm. In 2008 the Civil War Preservation Trust preserved much of that ground, including a wartime house. This pristine acreage is not normally accessible, and this will be the first public tour of the site in recent memory.
Those interested in attending these free programs are advised to wear walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Insect repellent is also recommended.
Richmond National Battlefield Park protects 13 Civil War sites in and around the city of Richmond, Virginia. All programs are free. For further information, visit the National Park Service headquarters at Chimborazo Park or call 226-1981, x.31.
Last updated: February 26, 2015