The 40-acre property on Long Bridge Road lies within Capital Region Land Conservancy’s Conservation Vision Map designated priority area. The property also lies within the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation ConserveVirginia priority area. The property has 3,920 linear feet along Sweeney Creek and 22.1 acres of Freshwater Forested/Shrub Wetland.
The property is adjacent to other conserved lands and adds to a substantial corridor. Immediately to the east of the property is a 125-acre property owned by the American Battlefield Trust (ABT) and under a conservation easement with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR). Further to the south east, 1,400 feet from the subject property, is an additional 119-acre property owned by ABT and protected by a DHR easement that adjoins the National Park Service – Richmond National Battlefield Park at Malvern Hill.
The 40-acre property is within the core battlefield area of First Deep Bottom (July 26-30, 1864) and Second Deep Bottom (August 14-20, 1864). On each occasion the Federal army used the Long Bridge Road to extend eastward in hopes of finding a way to get around and behind the Confederate defenses at New Market Heights and extending eastward toward Fussell’s Mill and the Charles City Road corridor.