150 Years Ago This Month
- Lots going on with final events scheduled commemorating the Battle of Seven Pines/Fair Oaks (May 31-June 1, 1862) and Lee taking command (June 1, 1862).www.co.henrico.va.us/ rec/ recreation-centers-facilities/ dabbs-house-museum.html and nps.gov/rich
- The Richmond National Battlefield Park is going all out commemorating the Seven Days Battles (June 26-July 1, 1862). Free ranger-led anniversary date tours and talks commemorate the Battles of Beaver Dam Creek (June 26), Gaines’ Mill (June 27), Glendale (June 30) and Malvern Hill (July 1). Living history weekends with more talks and tours are set June 23-24 at the Gaines’ Mill battlefield and June 30-July 1 at the Glendale and Malvern Hill battlefields. Lectures and bus tours also are scheduled during the anniversary commemorations. See nps.gov/richfor a complete list.
For more information about goings on around the state visit the Civil War Traveller site.