War at the Doorstep: Cox’s Plantation in the Summer of 1864

The Civil War came to Dutch Gap Canal in the summer of 1864. At the time, the property on which Henricus is located belonged to the very prosperous, Henry Cox, and for most of the war his large plantation remained unscathed. That all changed in the summer of 1864 when General Butler’s Union Army began using Cox’s property for military movements.  Interpreters will be portraying soldiers and civilians of both sides and will be demonstrating conditions along the James River that momentous summer.


Date: Saturday, July 22

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: $12/adult, $8/children aged 5-12; Henricus Members: free