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

The Bermuda Campaign

May 1864

 
 
The Bermuda Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. The Bermuda Campaign Marker
Inscription. As part of Ulysses S. Grant’s overall strategic plan to win the Civil War, Gen. Butler’s Federal army advanced up the James River in the spring of 1864 in an effort to operate against Richmond from the south while the Army of the Potomac approached the Confederate capital from the north. Opposed by Confederate forces hastily gathered from three states by Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, Butler’s army seized a base at the Bermuda Hundred Landing and maneuvered for 10 days between Richmond and Petersburg before being defeated at the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff. Withdrawing into a fortified position at Bermuda Hundred, Butler made three abortive attempts to seize Petersburg before the arrival of the Army of the Potomac in June ended both both Butler’s independence and the Bermuda Hundred Campaign.
Excerpted from “Backdoor to Richmond” by William Glenn Robinson

 
Erected by Chesterfield County.
 
Location. 37° 24.219′ N, 77° 25.771′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Pams Avenue and Norcliff Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Pams Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in Fort Stevens Historical Park, located at the corner
Marker in Fort Stevens Historical Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
2. Marker in Fort Stevens Historical Park
The fortifications of Fort Stevens can be seen in this photo.
of Pams and Norcliff Avenues. 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. Fort Stevens (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Stevens (within shouting distance of this marker); First Virginia Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Drewry’s Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Defences (approx. 0.3 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield (approx. half a mile away); Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (approx. half a mile away); Bellwood Elk Herd (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. The marker contains five maps showing and describing troop movements from May 5 through May 21, 1864.
 
Also see . . .  The Civil War- Bermuda Hundred Campaign Sites. Chesterfield Historical Society website. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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