Located in Richmond, Virginia, the Richmond National Battlefield Park serves as a gateway to over thirty American Civil War sites near the city of Richmond, the city that served as the Confederate States of America Capital during the war. According to the National Park Service, Richmond National Battlefield Park covers more than 2,200 acres of Civil War resources in 13 units. Established in 1936, the park spreads over more than five Virginia counties.
Richmond played a prominent role in the Civil War and is
known to be the heart of the historical conflict. Today, the park maintains
several battlefields from the Peninsula Campaign as well as the 1862 Seven Days
Campaign with sites such as Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines’ Mill, Glendale--Frayser’s
Farm and Malvern Hill, a portion of the 1864 Overland Campaign with sites such
as Totopotomoy Creek and Cold Harbor, the May 15, 1862 naval action at Drewry’s
Bluff, and actions along the Richmond-Petersburg front, with sites such as Fort
Harrison, New Market Heights, Deep Bottom and Parker’s Battery. These and more have their own entries that can be found on Clio. Those battles and skirmishes that do not have entries will be created soon.