The Battle of Richmond ended on August 30, 1862. Over the years, monuments and historic markers were erected to commemorate the battle and the battlefield was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1993, the Battle of Richmond was recognized as one of the nation's most significant and endangered battlefields by the United States Congress.
II. Battlefield in Crisis
Although the significance of the battlefield was recognized, little had been done to protect the land. Although Madison County was growing rapidly, much of the battlefield outside of the City of Richmond was still open land, as it had been in 1862. That changed in 1999 when the property known as "Battlefield Farm" was sold and developed. The residences and golf course in front of you are the result of that development.
Losing that important part of the battlefield to development spurred the creation of the Battle of Richmond Association. That development led to Charles Hay and Bob Moody purchasing for the Madison County Historical Society 62 acres of core battlefield in 2001, including this area and Pleasant View, the brick house to your left. In 2002 the Battle of Richmond Association, a non-profit organization, was created to assume the preservation effort.
You Can Help Preserve the Richmond Battlefield!
Without the efforts of local and state government, local leaders and many dedicated volunteers, this battlefield might have been lost to development. Preserving our nation's history is everyone's responsibility. Individuals can and do make a difference. You can help preserve the Richmond Battlefield by becoming a volunteer or by making a donation to the Battle of Richmond Association.
The Battle of Richmond Association: www.battleofrichmond.org