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

Fort Gilmer

Outer Line of Richmond Defences

 
 
Fort Gilmer Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 17, 2003
1. Fort Gilmer Marker
Inscription. To the right of this road was Fort Gilmer, successfully defended against Federal assaults and held until the eve of the evacuation of Richmond. Kershaw's Division, the last Confederate infantry to leave the Richmond line, abandoned Fort Gilmer at 3 A.M., April 3, 1865.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 49.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 27.314′ N, 77° 22.384′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Battlefield Park Road, on the right when traveling east on New Market Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Harrison (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Successful Colonial Tobacco Crop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hopeless Attacks (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Gilmer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Richmond Defences
Fort Gilmer Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 17, 2003
2. Fort Gilmer Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Henrico Parish Church (approx. one mile away); Galaxy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Johnson (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Varina.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Gilmer to Fort Brady. Segment of the National Park Service tour of the Richmond Battlefields. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman, U.S. Colored Troops, USCT.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Fort Gilmer Marker and a Portion of the Earthworks Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Fort Gilmer Marker and a Portion of the Earthworks
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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