Drewry’s Bluff commemoration May 19-20
5/19/2018, 3:50 p.m.
Artillery drills, guided tours and Civil War re-enactor camps will be part of the National Park Service’s commemoration of the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff this weekend.
Drewry’s Bluff, which overlooks the James River at 7600 Fort Darling Road, was the site of the Union Navy’s attempt to capture Richmond by water on May 15, 1862.
The commemoration will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20.
Historic weapons, tools and equipment used by sailors and Marines at the time will be on display.
The event is free and open to the public.
Details: Richmond National Battlefield Park, www.nps.gov/rich or (804) 226-5028.