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

Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

 
 
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. Battle of Drewry’s Bluff Marker
Inscription. From this point the Confederates, on May 16, 1864, moved to attack the Union Army of the James under Butler advancing northward on Richmond.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S-8.)
 
Location. 37° 24.309′ N, 77° 25.982′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Hwy (U.S. 1 / 301), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on Route 1, about 4 miles south of Richmond between Bellwood Road and Norcliff Road. . Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drewry’s Bluff Defences (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bermuda Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Virginia Infantry Regiment (approx. ¼ mile away); Bellwood Elk Herd (approx. 0.6 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, 15 May 1862
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff Marker on Jeff davis Highway Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Battle of Drewry’s Bluff Marker on Jeff davis Highway
. Account from the American Civil War website of a Battle at Drewry's Bluff that occured two years before the battle noted on the marker. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cannon at Drewry’s Bluff Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
3. Cannon at Drewry’s Bluff
Cannon placed here on the James River prevented a Union naval attack of Richmond.
Inside Drewry’s Bluff Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
4. Inside Drewry’s Bluff
Earthworks, gun emplacements and bombproofs still remain at the Fort Darling/Drewry's Bluff site.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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