More Overland Campaign / Petersburg-Richmond Siege 150th events

The Richmond National Battlefield Park alerts us to “mark the dates” for events covering the Overland Campaign and the Petersburg-Richmond Siege:

In the coming weeks, we will begin posting schedules and details of the park’s 1864 / 2014 programs. In the meantime, we invite you to mark these key dates on your calendar:

  • May 24, 2014: Reverberations – Commemorating the Overland Campaign (in partnership with Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and Petersburg National Battlefield)
  • May 29-31, 2014: Commemoration of the Battle of Totopotomoy Creek
  • May 31, June 1, June 3, and June 7, 2014: Commemoration of the Battle of Cold Harbor
  • September 27 – 30, 2014: Commemoration of the battles of Fort Harrison and New Market Heights Additional events and dates will be added for programs still in development.

In addition, the park notes the following programs outside the NPS, but related to the campaign (and the later Petersburg-Richmond Campaign):

Bermuda Hundred Campaign 150th Anniversary

  • April 25-27, 2014
  • Chesterfield County
  • Website

North Anna Battlefield Trail Dedication

  • May 24, 2014
  • Hanover County Parks and Recreation
  • Website (more details promised after April 1)

Reenactment of the Battle of New Market Heights / Campaign Before Richmond 1864

  • September 27-28, 2014
  • Henrico County Recreation and Parks
  • Website

Looks like 2014 is picking up to be just like 2013 – a busy year for sesquicentennialists.


3 thoughts on “More Overland Campaign / Petersburg-Richmond Siege 150th events

  1. It doesn’t look there will be any commemoration of Haw’s Shop, Matadequin Creek or Trevilian Station, all of which took place during at two-week period between May 28-June 12, 1864. I don’t believe the first two sites are part of the National Park Service, but am not sure about the third.

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