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

Bombproof and Well

Drewry’s Bluff – 1862 / 1864

 
 
Bombproof and Well Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Bombproof and Well Marker
Inscription. The soldier is sitting in the doorway of the bombproof, a shelter during heavy bombardment.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 25.318′ N, 77° 25.353′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker could be reached from Fort Darling Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in the Drewry’s Bluff Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker was in this post office area: Richmond VA 23237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. "A Very Neat Chapel" (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot and Wooden Ships (within shouting distance of this marker); A Perfect Gibraltar (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Finishing Fort Drewry (within shouting distance of this marker); The USS Monitor (within shouting distance of this marker); Drewry’s Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Duty Above and Beyond (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker.
Bombproof and Well Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Bombproof and Well Marker
The remains of a collapsed bombproof can be seen behind the marker.
The bottom of the marker contains a war-time photograph of a cannon at Drewry’s Bluff next to a bombproof with a soldier sitting nearby.
 
Regarding Bombproof and Well. This marker was replaced by a new one named Finishing Fort Drewry (see nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, 15 May 1862. American Civil War website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Drewry’s Bluff. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Artillery at Drewry's Bluff Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Artillery at Drewry's Bluff
The bombproof is located near this gun emplacement, overlooking the James River.
Drewry's Bluff Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Drewry's Bluff
This photo shows the inside of the fort.
Richmond National Battlefield Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Drewry’s Bluff 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 617 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 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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