Richmond National Battlefield Park, Delaware

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About Richmond National Battlefield Park:

Plan Your Visit Richmond National Battlefield Park is located in central Virginia approximately 100 miles south of Washington D.C. The park encompasses a large area with battlefield sites and visitor centers located in the City of Richmond, and Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield counties.  The park commemorates four major actions of the U.S. Civil War: the 1862 Seven Days Campaign, June 26 – July 1, 1862 encompassing Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines’ Mill, Glendale (Frayser’s Farm) and Malvern Hill; a portion of the 1864 Overland Campaign, May 28 – June 13, 1864, including Totopotomoy Creek and Cold Harbor; the May 15, 1862 naval action at Drewry’s Bluff; and actions along the Richmond-Petersburg front, September 29, 1864 -April 2, 1865, encompassing Fort Harrison, New Market Heights, Deep Bottom and Parker’s Battery.    A driving tour of the battlefields outlined on the park map includes 13 separate sites with four visitor centers along a 80 mile route. A full day is required to experience the entire battlefield park.  Visitors are urged to begin their park visit at the National Park Service Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Wo

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About Richmond National Battlefield Park:
Richmond National Battlefield Park commemorates more than 30 American Civil War sites around Richmond, Virginia. The park's preserved battlefields include Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines' Mill, Glendale, and Malvern Hill, all sites of battles during the 1862 Seven Days Battles, as well as the 1864 battles of Cold Harbor and New Market Heights, site of 14 Medals of Honor for United States Colored Troops. The park, which also includes Drewry's Bluff and Parker's Battery in Chesterfield County, and the Confederacy's largest wartime hospital, has its main visitor center at the Tredegar Iron Works and smaller visitor centers at Cold Harbor, Glendale, and Fort Harrison.
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