Richmond National Battlefield Park


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Richmond National Battlefield Park

Address:3215 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23223

Phone:804-226-1981
Fax:804-771-8522
Web: www.nps.gov/rich/
Size: 7,127 acres.
Established: Authorized on March 2, 1936.
Location:In Richmond, Virginia, accessible via I-95 (Exit 75) or I-64. The park encompasses a large area with battlefield sites and visitor centers located in the City of Richmond, and Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield counties. It consists of 13 separate sites, including the Civil War Visitor Center and the Chimborazo Medical Museum, with four visitor centers. A complete tour of the park involves an 80-mile drive.
Facilities:Picnic area, visitor centers, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Walking tours, auto touring, living history programs.
Special Features:The park commemorates 11 different sites associated with Union campaigns from 1861-1865 to capture Richmond, the Confederate capital. These battlefield sites include Cold Harbor, Gaines Mill, and Malvern Hill.

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Three areas were evaluated, Fort Harrison and Fort Gilmer within the Richmond National Battlefield Park near Richmond, Virginia and Colonial Battlefield near Yorktown, Virginia.
Fort Gilmer, located in the Richmond National Battlefield Park approximately 1.6 km (1 ml) north of Fort Harrison, was used to evaluate the effects of a woody-trimming treatment.
The runoff (R) (or EI)-values were 220 El units/yr for the Richmond National Battlefield Park and 250 EI units/yr for the Colonial National Historical Park.
Throughout the Richmond National Battlefield Park there are many kilometers of military earthworks using the "woody-trimming" technique to create a park.
Prescribed burning may be used on the military earthworks at the Richmond National Battlefield Park, but care should be taken in deciding which military earthworks to burn.
Report to the Richmond National Battlefield Park, U.S.
Richmond National Battlefield Park is composed of ten units (which can be seen along an 80-mile driving tour) that played roles in both the 1862 and 1864 campaigns.
But Richmond National Battlefield Park contains only 2 percent of the land that was fought across.

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