Visit the Battlefields where Brother fought Brother.
The course of American history was decided on the bloody battlefields of the Civil War. Today, the Richmond Region’s battle sites lay quiet, paying silent tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. But 150 years ago they were scenes of incredible carnage and bloodshed. One-fourth of the war’s battles and 60 percent of its casualties occurred within a 75-mile radius of the Richmond-Petersburg Region. In response to the huge number of wounded, the largest hospital in the South operated on the site of the present-day Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Visit Virginia Civil War battle trails and itineraries to gain a greater insight into the enormous price the Region paid in blood. Then walk over this hallowed ground. Follow in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought and died there. Feel their presence while you experience American history first hand.
For a unique perspective on the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864 click here to view interactive maps. These maps show troops movements and engagements overlaid with a present day road system map to help users visualize the flow of battle over the modern landscape.