This is a landscape image of the golden wheat fields at the Gaines' Mill battlefield.

Gaines' Mill Battlefield

Though significant portions of pristine battlefield land remain in private hands, the Richmond National Battlefield Park owns 60 acres of this large battlefield, the largest of the entire Seven Days Campaign, including the spot where John B. Hood's Confederates achieved a breakthrough in the Union line. The site is crisscrossed with walking trails and interpretive signs. The historic Watt House, centerpiece to the battlefield, still stands.

Gaines' Mill Battlefield: What's Nearby

Mechanicsville, VA
The American Civil War Museum–White House of the Confederacy
Richmond, VA
The Valentine Richmond History Center
Richmond, VA


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Related Battles

Hanover County, VA | June 27, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties