Industrial Heart of the Confederacy: Tredegar Iron Works
This 12 minute introductory film highlights the history of Tredegar Iron Works, one of the present sites of Richmond National Battlefield Park, and the primary producer of Confederate cannons during the Civil War.
Under the Yellow Flag: The Confederate Medical Story
This 17 minute film discusses 19th century medicine, its use by the Confederacy during the Civil War, and the history of the Chimborazo Hospital site, current home of Richmond National Battlefield Park's Civil War Medical Museum.
This 9 minute film tells the story of the 1864 capture of Fort Harrison by Union forces, including elements of the United States Colored Troops (USCTs), as well as detailing the efforts to preserve the site - the first unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
The Battles for Richmond
Union and Confederate armies fought near richmond twice, in 1862 and again in 1864. More than a dozen battlefields and historic sites are preserved by Richmond National Battlefield Park. Brief animated summaries of the major battles that occured near Richmond are below.
The Seven Days' Battles were a series of battles near Richmond from June 25 to July 1, 1862. Robert E. Lee, newly in command of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, faced George McClellan, commanding the Union Army of the Potomac.