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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
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Gaines' Mill Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Cold Harbor Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Cold Harbor Battlefield and Visitors Center
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Seven Pines Battlefield
Sandston, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Beaver Dam Creek Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Cold Harbor Battlefield Park
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
The White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
The Valentine Richmond History Center
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
The Virginia Capitol
Richmond, VA

Preservation

Preserve 108 Acres of the Most Important Unprotected Battlefield Land! Cold Harbor and Gaines' Mill.

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

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Related Battles

Mechanicsville, VA | June 27, 1862
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties
15,500
Union
6,800
Confed.
8,700