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

Into the “Bottle”

 
 
Into the "Bottle" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Into the "Bottle" Marker
Inscription. The Union Army of the James, retiring across Proctor's Creek in this vicinity after the battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16, 1864, turned east into the Peninsula between the James and Appomattox Rivers, where it was "Bottled" by Confederate forces.
 
Erected 1965 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number S 12.)
 
Location. 37° 22.819′ N, 77° 25.317′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and County 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. Proctor's Creek Fight (here, next to this marker); Halfway House (approx. 0.4 miles 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.
Into the "Bottle" Marker on Jeff Davis Highway facing north image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Into the "Bottle" Marker on Jeff Davis Highway facing north
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 1,024 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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