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

Parker's Battery

 
 
Parker's Battery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Parker's Battery Marker
Inscription. Parkerís men improved this earthen redoubt, referred to as a battery, so as to better protect their guns stationed behind its walls. Supporting infantry, from the 15th and 17th Virginia regiments, filled the adjacent trenches and manned the forward picket line. While their comrades engaged Grantís legions around Petersburg, the men of Parkerís Battery spent the last months of the war in the relative calm that prevailed along this area of the Confederate defenses.

With the collapse of the Confederate lines around Petersburg in early April 1865, the position here was vacated and the artillerists joined in the long march to Appomattox Court House. Having spent nearly 10 months in these entrenchments, almost one-fourth of their wartime service, the surviving members of Parkerís Battery came to view their experience here with some feelings of affection.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 20.904′ N, 77° 23.664′ W. Marker was near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker could be reached from Ware Bottom Spring Road 0.1 miles east of Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling
Schematic Drawing of Parkerís Battery Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Schematic Drawing of Parkerís Battery
east. Click for map. This marker is located within the Parkerís Battery Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1801 Ware Bottom Spring Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Parker's Battery (here, next to this marker); Remembrance (within shouting distance of this marker); Howlett Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boy Company (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Parkerís Battery (about 600 feet away); Howlett Line Gun Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); Construction of the Howlett Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battery Dantzler (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one also named Parker's Battery (see nearby markers).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Parker's Battery Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. Parker's Battery
Parker's Battery facing east. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
4. Parker's Battery facing east.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,791 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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