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Near Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Darling

Defences of Drewry's Bluff

 
 
Fort Darling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2004
1. Fort Darling Marker
Inscription. Eastward 150 yards was the Confederate Fort Darling which constituted, with the works at Chaffin’s Bluff across the James, the main defence of the approaches to Richmond by water. Often the target of Federal fire, Fort Darling held out till Richmond fell.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 59.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 25.356′ N, 77° 25.408′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Fort Darling Road. Click for map. Located within the Drewry's Bluff (Fort Darling) unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7600 Fort Darling Road, Richmond VA 23237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Permanent Post (a few steps from this marker); Camp Beall (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Very Neat Chapel" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hot Shot and Wooden Ships (about 500 feet away); Covered Way
Fort Darling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2004
2. Fort Darling Marker
(about 500 feet away); A Perfect Gibraltar (about 500 feet away); The USS Monitor (about 500 feet away); Drewry’s Bluff (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Drewry’s Bluff. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Drewry’s Bluff. Civil War Richmond (Submitted on May 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Southside Artillery demonstration in Fort Darling. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2012
3. Southside Artillery demonstration in Fort Darling.
Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Drewry's Bluff.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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