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Ware Bottom Battlefield Park

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  • 1600 Old Bermuda Hundred Rd, Chester, VA 23831

This site marks the center of the fighting that took place during the Battle of Ware Bottom Church on May 20, 1864. The earthworks, which were constructed over a period of time after that battle, represent some of the largest Howlett Line trenches still in existence. Built with a moat in front, a rifle trench on the back and a wide sloping parapet in between, these works presented a formidable obstacle to Union forces. More than 1500 feet of the earthworks are preserved in the park.

  • Attraction Fee: Free