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

Bombproof and Casemate

Fort Harrison – 1864

 
 
Bombproof and Casemate Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Bombproof and Casemate Marker
Inscription.
Bombproof
Federal soldiers are standing at the entrance to a bombproof, built of earth-covered logs to shelter troops during bombardment. Magazines of similar construction stored powder and ammunition.

Casemate
This gun embrasure was heavily timbered and covered with earth to shield it from enemy mortar fire. The enclosed gun position was called a casemate.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 25.563′ N, 77° 22.389′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker could be reached from Battlefield Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the walking trail 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. Bombproof (here, next to this marker); Confederate Trenches (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Fort Burnham (within shouting distance of this marker); The Killing Fields
Marker on the Fort Harrison Trail Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Marker on the Fort Harrison Trail
(within shouting distance of this marker); Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant Under Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Entrenchments (within shouting distance of this marker); Storming the Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a photograph of soldiers standing near the bombproof. Above this is an illustration of a gun embrasure and a casemate.
 
Regarding Bombproof and Casemate. This marker was replaced by a new one named Bombproof (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
 
Gun Embrasure Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Gun Embrasure
The remains of this gun embrasure is located near the marker in Fort Harrison.
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 584 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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