Public/Private Partnership Quintuples Gaines' Mill Battlefield

Thanks to the Civil War Trust and the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Gaines Mill unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park has grown from the 65 acres protected since the 1920s to 345 acres. The new acreage protects the site of some of the bloodiest fighting of the Seven Days’ Battles.

Stirring Battlefield Interpretation In Richmond: A Tour of Hallowed Ground By The Civil War Trust

Mike Andrus
There's nothing like actually walking the ground where enemies contended to bring powerful insight to a ranger or historian-led battlefield tour. No one does these better than the Civil War Trust—especially when they roam unprotected acres of hallowed ground that only inspired action can preserve. This weekend is your chance for that insight at Gaines' Mill where the trust is working to quadruple the protected battlefield.