Battle of Richmond Visitor's Center
Backstory and Context
Visitors to the area should start their journey at the Battlefield Visitor Center. This building was
constructed around 1811 by Adam Rogers and served as his family's home as well as a roadside inn.
Those wishing to explore further might visit Pleasant View, located in southeastern Madison County. This home was built by Joseph Barnett. In 1856, Kavanaugh Armstrong purchased the property and raised livestock and a small quantity of tobacco. Armstrong was the property owner during the Battle of Richmond and the house served as a hospital after it was abandoned after Elizabeth Armstrong and her children.
Visitors might also stop at the Palmer House, also called The William Butner-Thomas Palmer House. This home was built around 1834 and this is where Elizabeth Armstrong and her children moved after leaving Pleasant View. The Palmer House also served as a field hospital. Nearby Mt. Zion Church served as field hospital for the Union and doctors and nurses there also cared for injured Confederate troops. The Madison Female Institute had served as hospitals in late August 1862 during the Battle of Richmond.