The Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society, is offering a four-hour driving tour of the Civil War battle sites that played a major role in the 1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning at Henricus Historical Park at 251 Henricus Park Rd.
This tour will allow participants to visit Dutch Gap at Henricus to learn about the construction of a canal intended to bypass Confederate artillery batteries, a discussion of the battle of Trent’s Reach, the site of Drewry’s Bluff as the first Confederate defense of Richmond and Point of Rocks, site of a Union hospital and Union General Benjamin Butler’s headquarters.
Cost of this tour is $15, and registration is via PayPal at www.chesterfieldhistory.com. Transportation will be provided. Space is limited. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring water and snacks. For more information, please call (804) 751-4946.