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

Intermediate Defenses

 
 
Intermediate Defenses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
1. Intermediate Defenses Marker
Inscription. Here ran, east and west, the intermediate line of Richmond defenses during the Civil War. Near this spot on 1 March 1864 Union Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick halted his raid that was intended to free Union prisoners and lower morale in the Confederate capital. A detachment led by Col. Ulric Dahlgren was defeated to the west of the city. On 2 March Dahlgren was killed; Southern morale soared.
 
Erected 1989 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 2.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 37° 35.083′ N, 77° 26.845′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker was at the intersection of Chamberlayne Avenue (U.S. 1) and West Laburnum Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Chamberlayne Avenue. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Richmond VA 23227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Richmond Defences (approx. 0.3 miles away); Appointed to Serve (approx. 0.4 miles away); Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); A. P. Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr.
Chamberlayne & Laburnum Avenues (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
2. Chamberlayne & Laburnum Avenues (facing north)
(approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sheridan Maneuvers East (approx. 1.3 miles away); Spring Park (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Richmond. Written accounts about the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid against Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. eHistory at The Ohio State University. Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 71 times this year. 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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