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Contact: Mike Andrus, 804 226-1981 x. 30
Richmond National Battlefield Park announces the first of its five Wednesday evening Capital History at Sunset programs for 2009. The series begins July 1 and runs through July 29. All programs are free, and begin at 7:00 pm.
The first program of the summer, “‘A Most Brilliant Victory for Our Arms’: the Union Perspective at Malvern Hill,” will take place on Wednesday, July 1, and will meet at the Malvern Hill battlefield main parking area, located at 9175 Willis Church Road, one mile north of State Route 5 on State Route 156 in Henrico County. Meet with park historian Ed Sanders and take a journey along the Union line at Malvern Hill to explore the final battle of the 1862 Seven Days Campaign on its 147th anniversary, and its impact on the Federal war effort. The tour begins at 7:00 p.m., covers one mile, and is expected to last one and a half hours.
Please join us for the following programs, all beginning at 7:00 p.m.:
July 8—The Battle of Totopotomoy Creek at Rural Plains.
July 15—Chimborazo Hospital.
July 22—“The Industrial Heart of the Confederacy” at the Tredegar Iron Works.
July 29— The Battle of First Deep Bottom.
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.30.