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

Outer Fortifications

 
 
Outer Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Outer Fortifications Marker
Inscription.
On the hilltops here
ran the outer line of
Richmond fortifications,
1862-1865.

 
Erected 1970 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number O 5.)
 
Location. 37° 35.015′ N, 77° 23.477′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) and Springdale Road, on the right when traveling north on Mechanicsville Turnpike. Click for map. Marker is located near the entrance to the Chickahominy Bluff Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickahominy Bluff (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Defending Richmond (about 700 feet away); Seven Days' Battles Begin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Chickahominy River & Seven Days' Battles (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Dominion Building (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
Fortifications at Chickahominy Bluff image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Fortifications at Chickahominy Bluff
In June of 1862, Mechanicsville and the Chickahominy River Valley could be seen from these earthworks. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee watched the start of the Seven Days Battles from near this position, just east of the marker.

1. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Places To Go in Richmond National Battlefield Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Outer Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2011
3. Outer Fortifications Marker
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is located near the Chickahominy Bluff Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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