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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.

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Preservation

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

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Related Battles

Mechanicsville, VA | May 28, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
Estimated Casualties
2,324
Union
731
Confed.
1,593