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

Arnold’s Picket Driven In

 
 
Arnold's Picket Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
1. Arnold's Picket Marker
Inscription.
Arnold’s Picket driven in Jany 4th 1781 By Col. J. Nicholas

(south face)
This pylon, re-created in granite and containing a replica of the original 1834 inscription, was re-dedicated April 17, 1991, by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia

(west face)
The central pylon was erected about 1834 to mark the site in this vicinity where Benedict Arnold’s attack during the Revolution was repulsed. Re-erected 1948 by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia

(east face)
The original inscription read: “Arnold’s Picket driven in Jany 4th 1781 by Col. J. Nicholas”
 
Erected 1834 by Sons of the Revolution in the State of Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 33.276′ N, 77° 28.397′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Avenue and North Mulberry Street, on the right when traveling west on Grove Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx.
South and West Face Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
2. South and West Face
0.2 miles away); Robinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Residential Life at R. E. Lee Camp, No.1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Home For Needy Confederate Women (approx. 0.2 miles away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  New River Notes. The Destruction of Richmond, Virginia, January 5 and 6, 1781 (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
South Face Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
3. South Face
West Face Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
4. West Face
East Face Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
5. East Face
Grove Avenue & North Mulberry Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
6. Grove Avenue & North Mulberry Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,549 times since then and 155 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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