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

Richmond Defences

The Outer Line

 
 
Richmond Defences Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription. Here stood part of the outer line of the Confederate defences of Richmond, built in 1862-64. On the right the line crossed Brook Road and ran North and South along the ridge where Emmanuel church stands. On the left it extended four miles Westward, thence South to James River.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 34.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 35.744′ N, 77° 27.974′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Westbrook Avenue and Hermitage Road (Virginia Route 161), on the right when traveling west on Westbrook Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Bryan Park (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gabriel’s Rebellion (approx. ¼ mile away); Spring Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Young's Spring (approx. ¼ mile away); Sheridan Maneuvers East (approx. 0.8 miles away); A. P. Hill
Richmond Defences Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 26, 2003
2. Richmond Defences Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Adèle Goodman Clark (approx. 0.9 miles away); Emmanuel Church at Brook Hill Episcopal (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 69 times this year. Last updated on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. 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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