Second Great Grandfather Galvin was captured by Rebel troops during the Battle of Bermuda Hundred in May, 1864, escaped and walked back to his home in Connecticut. Yesterday, completely by chance in a meandering drive to enjoy a glorious spring day, I found Bermuda Hundred, outside of the state capitol of Richmond. You can see above that it was settled in 1613. One of the original residents was John Rolfe, Pocahontus' husband. Amazing, no? They walked there where I walked yesterday.
It is all peace there now; no echoes of the agonies or the blood spilled as Union troops tried to get a foothold. Well, I call them Union troops, some local historic signs refer to them as "federal raiders."
The current homeowners of this stretch of land along the river, the Gray family, keep bees here now where once the Civil War raged and the bees buzz about, unaware.