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

Surrender of Richmond

 
 
Surrender of Richmond Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
1. Surrender of Richmond Marker
Inscription. At daybreak on 3 April 1865, Federal troops formed to march into Richmond. A cavalry detachment under Majors Atherton H. Stevens, Jr. and Eugene E. Graves moved up the Osborne Turnpike to its junction with New Market Road. Here they met Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo, who handed Stevens a note of surrender for the city. Stevens accepted the note and had it forwarded to Maj. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel. At 8:15 A.M. at Richmond's city hall, Weitzel formally accepted the terms of surrender. The Union forces assisted in extinguishing the fires, started at around dawn by Confederate soldiers; by midafternoon order had begun to be restored to the city.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 40.)
 
Location. 37° 29.483′ N, 77° 24.251′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (State Highway 5) and Tree Hill Lane, on the right when traveling south on New Market Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powhatan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chatsworth School
Junction of New Market Road and Osborne Turnpike. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
2. Junction of New Market Road and Osborne Turnpike.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.5 miles away); Darbytown Road (approx. 1.5 miles away); Richmond National Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rocketts Landing (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 60 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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