Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the 1864 Battles of Totopotomoy Creek and Cold Harbor

Venue
Richmond National Battlefield Park – Totopotomoy and Cold Harbor battlefield
Address
5515 Anderson-Wright Dr
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Region Central Virginia
Locality Hanover
Date(s)/Time:
Friday, May 30, 2014 - Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Park Main Number: (804) 226-1861
Richmond NBP www.nps.gov/rich

Richmond National Battlefield Park and its partners will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battles of Totopotomoy Creek and Cold Harbor. Fought in late May and early June of 1864, these were key battles of the fearsome Overland Campaign, the effort by Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to cut off and defeat the army of Gen. Robert E. Lee and bring a final end to the war.

Ranger-led talks and tours, living history demonstrations, and other programs will explore how the battles unfolded, the brutal and unrelenting fighting that characterized the campaign, the impact of the battles and the campaign on the course of the war and on the surrounding communities, and the ensuing flight to freedom by enslaved African Americans.

Events will take place at two of the park's battlefield units:  Rural Plains/Totopotomoy Creek and Cold Harbor.  Specific details will be posted on the park’s website (www.nps.gov/rich) as they become available.




Last Updated: 8/1/2013 11:00 AM
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