Reenactments plentiful in May
May 22-23 2010 Fort Pocahontas (Richmond Area)
Fort Pocahontas was an earthen fort built and manned by hundreds of United States Colored Troops under the direct command of Brigadier General Edward Augustus Wild. The May 24, 1864, action resulted in a victory for the USCTs against an attack led by Major General Fitzhugh Lee, Robert E. Lee’s nephew.
Ruffin Tyler, grandson of 10th President John Tyler and the resident owner of Sherwood Forest Plantation, purchased the well-preserved earthen fort site known as Wilson’s Wharf in 1996. Virtually untouched for over 130 years, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources views Fort Pocahontas as “one of the best preserved fort sites.” It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.