Maury Place at Monument is convenient for travelers interested in our area's numerous area Civil War battlefields. As the capitol of the southern states, and a key source of munitions and supplies, Richmond was the target of Union campaigns throughout the American Civil War (1861-1865). Richmond's Tredegar Iron Works, today the location of the American Civil War Center, was the largest iron foundry in the south, a key reason the confederate capital was moved to Richmond. Despite Richmond being only 100 miles from the northern border, Union armies were able to advance within sight of the southern capital only twice during the war, finally taking Richmond in April 1865.
Area historic battlefields are part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park operated by the National Park Service. You can start your visit at the National Park Service Civil War Visitors Center located at Tredegar Iron Works, along with the American Civil War Center. The National Park Service driving tour of Richmond battlefields includes 13 sites with four visitor centers along an 80 mile route.
Below are selected area battlefields, with a map at the bottom showing their relative proximity to Maury Place.
Richmond Civil War Battlefields
American Civil War Center / Richmond National Battlefield Park at Tredegar
Seven Days Campaign (June 26-July 1, 1862)
Beaver Dam Creek
Glendale (Frayser's Farm)
Overland Campaign (May 28-June 13, 1864)
May 15, 1862 Naval Actions
The Richmond-Petersburg Front (September 29, 1864-April 2, 1865)