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

Counterattack

Fort Harrison – 1864

 
 
Counterattack Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Counterattack Marker
Inscription. The day after Federals captured Fort Harrison, Robert E. Lee personally directed savage Confederate counterattacks against this section of earthworks. Union forces had already closed and strengthened the rear of the fort.

Armed with new repeating rifles, the Union troops held their ground. In the space of three hours they repulsed three Confederate assaults.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 25.624′ N, 77° 22.4′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is along the walking trail in the Fort Harrison Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is 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 marker. A Unique Photograph (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Counterattack (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Fort Burnham (within shouting distance of this marker); Well (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Surprise Attack
Federal Fort Burnham Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Federal Fort Burnham
These fortifications, built by Union soldiers after the taking of Confederate Fort Harrison on September 29, 1864, were attacked by Confederates the following day.
(about 300 feet away); Fort Harrison Trail (about 300 feet away); First Park Headquarters (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named First Park Headquarters (about 400 feet away).
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a picture of Union troops holding off the Confederate attack on Fort Harrison.
 
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
 
Counterattack Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Counterattack Marker
The marker stands at a bastion facing toward what was the Confederate lines.
Richmond National Battlefield Park Photo, 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.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 56 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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