Near Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Hoke – 1864
Ordís men overwhelmed the Confederate defenders, then occupied the fort until orders arrived to withdraw back to Fort Harrison. Fort Hoke then became the southern anchor for a new Confederate defensive line that protected Richmond until the capital was evacuated in April 1865.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 25.06′ N, 77° 23.148′ W. Marker was near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker was at the intersection of Battlefield Park Road and Hoke Brady Road, on the left when traveling south on Battlefield Park Road. Click for map. Marker is in the Fort Hoke Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker was in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Fort Hoke: Empty Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Storming the Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Well (approx. 0.9 miles away); Confederate Trenches (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bombproof (approx. 0.9 miles away); Building Fort Burnham (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Entrenchments (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Killing Fields (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Henrico.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a picture of Confederate soldiers manning a cannon at Fort Hoke. It has a caption of “On September 29, 1864, Fort Hoke had about four cannon and 75 men to defend this position.”
Regarding Empty Victory. This marker was replaced by a new one named Fort Hoke: Empty Victory (see nearby markers).
Also see . . .
1. Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Fort Harrison. Richmond Battlefields Fort Harrison website. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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