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 White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Richmond, VA
The Valentine Richmond History Center
Richmond, VA
The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
Richmond, VA


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 346 acres at Gaines' Mill Battlefield.

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Related Battles

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