Tag Archives: Hanover County

ECW Weekender: Cold Harbor Battlefield Park

Many visitors to the Cold Harbor battlefield expect to see the infamous ground of the failed Union assault on June 3, 1864. Unfortunately much of that land is publicly inaccessibly, though the National Park Service interprets a portion where the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Dave Ruth, Richmond’s Retiring Superintendent (part four)

(part four of five) Earlier this week, Dave Ruth retired as superintendent of Richmond National Battlefield—a national park that preserves stories from Civil War campaigns in both the 1862 and 1864. But as Dave explains today, the park’s layers of … Continue reading

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A Run Along North Anna

I tighten the laces of my sneakers, stretch my calf muscles, and head down the path toward the battlefield at a brisk walk. After a hundred yards or so, the path takes a steep tumble over some landscaping timbers set into … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem!—North Anna Battlefield Park

Day Four in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown Oft-overlooked, in the history books and by battlefielders, is the North Anna battlefield—scene of one of the biggest Civil War battles that never happened. It wasn’t for a lack of trying, … Continue reading

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