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Inner Line of Defence

 
 
Inner Line of Defence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 15, 2003
1. Inner Line of Defence Marker
Inscription.
This cannon marks the spot
where in 1861 a large earthwork
of the Inner Line of Defence
was constructed

Placed in 1915 by the City of Richmond
at the request of the
Confederate Memorial Literary Society

 
Erected 1915 by City of Richmond & Confederate Memorial Literary Society.
 
Location. 37° 33.467′ N, 77° 28′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Monument Avenue 0.1 miles west of Strawberry Street, in the median. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 block, Richmond VA 23221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Davis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broad Street Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); Stonewall Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arnold’s Picket Driven In (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robinson House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Inner Line of Defence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 15, 2003
2. Inner Line of Defence Marker
Old Fortifications and Davis Monument, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Southern Bargain House, circa 1910
3. Old Fortifications and Davis Monument, Richmond, Va.
On Monument Ave., in the western portion of the City. To the left is shown a remnant of the original earth works which formed a part of the inner defenses of the City during the Civil War. The group of 'Old' Confederate Veterans standing near lend an added interest to this fast disappearing relic of the trying days of '61-'65. In the distance appears the superb 'Davis Monument.' VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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