Gaines’ Mill Sunset

Sunset at Gaines’ Mill, near the Watt House, on Saturday, November 28, 2020
Richmond National Battlefield

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    1. I have not. I”m not opposed to metal detecting when done properly and with permission, but it’s just something I’ve ever gotten interested in myself.

  1. About the time of the Gaines Mill battle, a 2greatuncle became ill and died in hospital in Richmond on July 6, 1862. He was the second son of that family branch to die; the first was in Smithfield, Virginia, in February, 1862.

    1. Thanks for sharing that story, Carson. Two sons in the first years of the war–what a terrible toll. How did the rest of the family fare as the war went on?

  2. Chris: Nice photo. Except for the time of year, that brings to mind how things may have looked when the 5th Corps line was finally broken.

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