Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield

Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield

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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.

Hanover County
Virginia