Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield

The Edwin Shelton family home "Rural Plains" was the scene of a Union attack against Confederates defending Richmond in May, 1864.  The home and property, preserved and interpreted by the Richmond National Battlefield Park, consists of parking, several interpretive waysides, a family cemetery and a walking trail down to Totopotomoy Creek.  The home, built around 1723, was donated to the National Park Service by the Totopotomoy Foundation and heirs of the Shelton family.

Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield: What's Nearby

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


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 132 acres at Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Hanover County, VA | May 28, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
Estimated Casualties