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

Fort Harrison Trail

Fort Harrison - 1862/1864

 
 
Fort Harrison Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Fort Harrison Trail Marker
Inscription. Both Federals and Confederates occupied this fort. Originally these earthworks were part of the 1862 Richmond line of defense.

When Federal troops overran the fort in 1864, they built more than half the earthworks you will see on the tour, and defended them till the end of the war.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 25.668′ N, 77° 22.361′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker was on Battlefield Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in the Fort Harrison Unit of 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 location. A different marker also named Fort Harrison Trail (here, next to this marker); First Park Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Park Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Fighters (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Counterattack
Fort Harrison Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Fort Harrison Trail
The half mile loop trail explores the fortifications of Civil War Camp Harrison/Burnham.
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Unique Photograph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Harrison (about 300 feet away); Counterattack (about 300 feet away).
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a picture of soldiers in camp. The right side of the marker features a map of the area, showing the location of Confederate Fort Harrison and Federal Fort Burnham, as well as the walking trail, in relation to the marker.
 
Regarding Fort Harrison Trail. This marker was replaced by a new one also named Fort Harrison Trail (See nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .
1. Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Fort Harrison. Richmond Battlefields Fort Harrison website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Harrison Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Fort Harrison Trail Marker
Now replaced by a new marker at the same location.
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Fort Harrison Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Fort Harrison Trail Map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Fort Harrison Trail Map
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 44 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, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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