Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

MIssion:   to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county’s  past  for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations

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Bermuda Hundred Campaign Battle Animations

Battle animations show troop movements as they occurred in 1864 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Our thanks to Robert Forman, Major, U.S. Army (Ret), author of the Bermuda Hundred Tour Guide book, for his hard work on presenting the campaign in a graphic view. These are excellent animations. Please Note:  For the animated maps, once on the  map page, you can click on the icon at the bottom right of the page to make the presentation larger.  

"On to Richmond" became the clarion call for the President Abraham Lincoln  and the Union Army.  It started in Chesterfield County, VA. The first major action of the Civil War in Chesterfield County took place on May 15, 1862 when a federal flotilla led by the Union ironclad USS Monitor headed toward Richmond on the James River. The Federals were turned back after a three hour battle with Confederate guns at Drewry’s Bluff.​

Civil War Tour Guide Book:  The Bermuda Hundred Campaign Tour Guide Book tells (with maps, photographs and site battle descriptions) the pivotal role that Chesterfield County played during the last year of the Civil War, a role often overshadowed by bigger battles fought at the same time in Virginia.  On sale now at the Historic Trinity Church - Go here for more information

The Civil War in Chesterfield County  

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Bermuda Hundred  Campaign Battle Animations are available here.   Go here for Battle Animations