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

Proctor's Creek Fight

 
 
Proctor's Creek Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Proctor's Creek Fight Marker
Inscription. To the west of the road here at Proctor's Creek Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Union Army of the James attacked the outer line of the Confederates' Drewry Bluff defenses on 13-14 May 1864. On the first day, Union Maj. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore struck the Confederate right flank, commanded by Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom, Jr. Ransom's troops crumpled under the onslaught, rallied and counterattacked, and finally fell back to the main lines at Kingsland Creek. On 14 May, Gillmore and Maj. Gen. William F. Smith launched coordinated attacks that drove through the first defensive line but stopped short of the second. The Federals then entrenched.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 11.)
 
Location. 37° 22.817′ N, 77° 25.315′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Route 288 (State Route 288), on the right 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Into the "Bottle" (here, next to this marker); Halfway House (approx. 0.4 miles
Proctor's Creek Fight Marker on Jeff Davis Highway facing north image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Proctor's Creek Fight Marker on Jeff Davis Highway facing north
away); Half-Way House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Half-Way House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Osbornes (approx. 0.8 miles away); Farrar's Island (approx. 0.8 miles away); Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (approx. 1.2 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Proctor’s Creek (Submitted on February 11, 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 1,086 times since then and 79 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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