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

Drewry’s Bluff

 
 
Drewry's Bluff Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Drewry's Bluff Marker
Inscription. This bluff on the James River, a mile east, was fortified by Captain A. H. Drewry in 1862. A Union fleet, attempting to pass it, was driven back, May 15, 1862; and thereafter it served as a bar to attacks on Richmond by water. On June 16, 1864, Longstreet's Corps of Lee's army crossed the river there going to the defense of Petersburg.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number S 5.)
 
Location. 37° 25.62′ N, 77° 26.337′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Gwynn Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Click for map. Marker is 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 marker. A different marker also named Drewry’s Bluff (a few steps from this marker); Falling Creek Iron Works (approx. ¾ mile away); Falling Creek Ironworks (approx. 0.8 miles away); Warwick (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of First Iron Foundry in America (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different
Drewry's Bluff Marker on Jeff Davis Highway Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Drewry's Bluff Marker on Jeff Davis Highway
marker also named Drewry's Bluff (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp Beall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Darling (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Drewry's Bluff (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War Richmond. Information about Drewry's Bluff near Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Drewry's Bluff (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 856 times since then and 55 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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