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U.S. Civil War SitesSeven Days' Battles Begin - Richmond VA

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By the final week of June 1862, the Union army lay sprawled east of Richmond, on both sides of the flooded Chickahominy River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/15/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle of Gaines' Mill - Mechanicsville VA

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In these fields and woods unfolded the largest and bloodiest battle of the Seven Days—Gaines’ Mill. On the morning of June 27, 1862, Union General Fitz John Porter deployed his entire Fifth Corps, over 27,000 in total.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/15/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesLee’s First Strike - Mechanicsville VA

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The Confederate plan did not call for an attack against the Union position along Beaver Dam Creek. Instead, a series of manuevers would make the Union defenses here untenable.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesDefending Richmond - Richmond VA

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From the war's beginning, Confederate authorities struggled with the question of how to defend Richmond. It lay vulnerable to approaches from every direction. Engineers eventually devised an integrated series of earthen fortifications.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesChickahominy Bluff 1862 Seven Days' Battles - Richmond VA

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Visiting Richmond National Battlefield Park-The concentration of Civil War resources found in the Richmond area is unparalleled. The National Park Service manages 13 sites.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesEmpty Victory Fort Hoke-1864 - Henrico VA

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Here at Fort Hoke a small collection of Virginia artillerists tried valiantly to stop the Union advance. Their fire seriously wounded General E.O.C. Ord, the Union 18th Corps commander.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFort Harrison Trail Fort Harrison - 1862/1864 - Henrico VA

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Both Federals and Confederates occupied this fort. Originally these earthworks were part of the 1862 Richmond line of defense.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesConfederate Bulwark Fort Johnson -1864 - Henrico VA

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Fort Johnson was perfectly situated to protect Richmond. From this commanding ridge the Confederate garrison looked out across the treeless landscape that offered an open field of fire for their guns.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBlack Troops Attack at Chaffin’s Farm-Fort Gilmer – 1864 - Henrico VA

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Confederate Fort Gilmer loomed as a major obstacle to any advance on Richmond. On the afternoon of September 29, 1864, several regiments of black troops stormed these works only to be driven back.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesHolding the High Ground - Mechanicsville VA

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The charging Confederates faced more obstacles than they could overcome: open fields, steep slopes, a broad and swampy creek, Union infantry using a millrace for protection, and powerfully positioned Union artillery crowning the ridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesGrant's Grand Assault - Mechanicsville VA

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Cold Harbor is best known today for high losses among the attacking Union formations on June 3. The Sixth Corps made a small advance here, but most of the famous carnage occurred elsewhere.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesA Bloody Baptism of Fire - Mechanicsville VA

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The first heavy fighting at Cold Harbor erupted here, on the afternoon of June 1, 1864, when Grant determined to test the strength of the newly-built Confederate line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/14/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesConfederate Fortifications - Mechanicsville VA

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The diary of Edward R. Crockett, 4th Texas Infantry, illustrates the daily pressure of life in these trenches: June 4th “We work hard last night & dawn on the 4th have a heavy work completed. We have quit sleeping almost entirely.”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesUnion Position Cold Harbor - 1864 - Mechanicsville VA

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The night before, Union soldiers write their names on scraps of paper fastened to their clothing, hoping to be identified after the battle.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Unfinished Railroad - Manassas VA

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Stonewall Jackson set up his defensive line along a two mile section of these cuts and fills, which were originally grading for the Independent Line of the Manassas Gap Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesStone House Battlefield Landmark - Manassas VA

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This building links today’s landscape to the battlefield scene. The roadbeds have not changed; thousands of soldiers noticed the Stone House as they marched through this strategic intersection.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 7/19/2022

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U.S. Civil War SitesFredericksburg Battlefield - Fredericksburg VA

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Before you looms Marye's Heights, a key point in the two major Civil War battles. At the base of the heights, bordered by a stone wall, lies the Sunken Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSpotsylvania Campaign - Spotsylvania VA

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This road leads to the Landram House ruin. In the days of the Civil War it was a small whitewashed dwelling built of squared logs and heated by stone-chimneyed fireplaces.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSpotsylvania Campaign - Spotsylvania VA

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May 10, 1864. Here along the west face of the Confederate Salient, or "Mule Shoe," Dole's Brigade of Ewell's II Corps had been alert all afternoon. At 6 p.m., when Federal cannonading ceased, it seemed the day would end quietly.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSpotsylvania Campaign - Spotsylvania VA

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May 10,1864. After a day of sporadic fighting, the Federal high command sent Col. Emory Upton and twelve picked regiments of the VI Corps to strike the west face of the Confederate Salient.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Death of Sedgwick - Spotsylvania VA

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Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, commander of the Sixth Corps, was one of the most popular senior officers in the Army of the Potomac.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSpotsylvania Campaign-Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - Spotsylvania VA

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May 9-14, 1864. The village of Spotsylvania Court House, two miles farther down the Brock Road, became of utmost temporary importance, since it now protected Lee's communications with Richmond.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSpotsylvania Campaign - Spotsylvania VA

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May 8, 1864. Here began the second delay on Grant's bloody road to Richmond. Having failed to crush Lee in the Wilderness, the Federals attempted to outflank the Confederates by way of Spotsylvania Court House.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesNo Turning Back-Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter - Spotsylvania VA

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Defeated but undeterred, Grant abandoned Spotsylvania's blood-soaked fields on May 21 and continued south -- toward Richmond and ultimate victory.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesGrant Finds an Opening: May 12 Spotsylvania Exhibit Shelter - Spotsylvania VA

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Emory Upton's success on May 10 prompted Grant to repeat the attack on a much larger scale. This time the target of the assault was the Muleshoe Salient, a huge outward bulge in the center of the Confederate line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/13/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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