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Gaines' Mill Battlefield

6283 Watt House Road, Richmond, VA
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Nice walk through smaller battlefield

I stopped by while in the area on business. The weather was nice so I took a nice walk through the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
ElCid83
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Elizabethtown, KY
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Start of Gen. Robert E. Lee's triuphs.

This is the third battle of the Seven Day's Battles fought June 27, between Gen. Lee & union Gen... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Jack L
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East Syracuse, New York
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24 Nov 2017
“Start of Gen. Robert E. Lee's triuphs.”
2 May 2018
“Nice walk through smaller battlefield ”
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6283 Watt House Road, Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I stopped by while in the area on business. The weather was nice so I took a nice walk through the battlefield. The battlefield is smaller and off the beaten path but worth a visit.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is the third battle of the Seven Day's Battles fought June 27, between Gen. Lee & union Gen. Fitz Porter, with Gen. Lee suffering 8,000 losses vs. 6831 union loses. The battlefield comprises 2,000 acres, however a visitor will only see a small fraction....More

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This battlefield is great. Arrived early in the morning a only a few people there. There are paths through the woods you can walk with historical markers. There are also cannons that are not sealed, one even had a blue birds nest inside. This is...More

2  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

I love touring and walking through these historical sites. Every one of them is different but still manage to remind of of the WBTS

2  Thank WestieLadyOne
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

The story about the battle at Gaines' Mill is sobering. It is hard to visualize that as beautiful and peaceful as it is now. The park is in excellent shape. You have to get off the beaten path to find it. But it is worth...More

2  Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

Nice walking trail that is well marked and easy to follow. Pinned in by private property so watch the signs. There is an extended walk that is supposed to lead to a view but the bushes were so high nothing could be seen.

2  Thank TonyTTA
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Toured as part of the Civil War Trust Annual Conference on 4 June . Amazing how close to Cold Harbor battlefield so be sure to see both.

2  Thank Thomas D
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

The NPS owns a small portion of the land over which this large battle was fought. When taking the walking trail, you will learn that CSA troops charged down the relatively steep slope of a hill opposite the creek, in an attempt to overrun Union...More

2  Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

If you're in the area, it's worth a stop - otherwise not really worth it. Nice small battlefield in the Richmond area.

2  Thank DJ B
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Reviewed 23 December 2014

I was in the area primarily to visit the Cold Harbor Battlefield and was told of the Gaines Mills Battlefield while at the visitor center at Cold Harbor. Gaines Mills has no visitor center of its own. Suffice to say, after touring Cold Harbor, Gaines...More

2  Thank Walter W
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