During the Civil War Union armies set out to capture Richmond and repeatedly came within a few miles of the city. The park commemorates eleven sites associated with those campaigns, including Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, Cold Harbor, Fort Harrison, and Drewrey's Bluff.
Culture, History, Historical Society, Library, Military
Russell County was formed in 1786 out of Washington County. Formed out of Russell County in whole or in part were Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Scott, Tazewell, and Wise Counties. The Russell County Courthouse burned in 1872; the loss of one deed book and one marriage book are attributed to this fire. The Local History Room at the Lebanon Library has an extensive collection containing local history and authors as well as extensive genealogical material.