The Civil War In
Chesterfield County has 11 park sites associated with the Civil War. Each of these sites has its own unique story to tell. Collectively, these links in a chain tell the larger story of one of the most important military campaigns of the war but seldom told. Not all sites are accessible some have just been purchased and will soon be available to the public. There are local historians dedicated to preserving the battle sites and trench-works. If we don't save them today, they will not be available tomorrow. Your donation for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.
Civil War Tour Guide Book: The Bermuda Hundred Campaign Tour Guide tells about 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. You will not find a better self-tour guide available than this book.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is dedicated to preserving the Civil War sites in Chesterfield County. These sites are being maintained presently by volunteers. If you have a passion for preservation, please consider a donation to help establish historical markers and site maintenance. Donations are welcomed.
World War I
World War I in Chesterfield VA
July 28, 2014, marked the anniversary of the start of World War One (1914-1918). In Chesterfield, we ended the anniversary on November 11, 2018 with our 100th Anniversary Event of the Great War at the Historic 1917 Courthouse.
Europe was turned upside down when that man-made calamity was declared. How could such world events create the disasters to take the best of our young people? Even today, a good analyst can piece events together and see a bigger picture of war forming. These cyclic events do happen and sadly with time, we just as quickly soon forget about them. It becomes history just as this war did.
Veteran's Day 2018 ended the anniversary of this war and many were in attendance at the historic 1917 Courthouse to help celebrate.