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Colonial Heights, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ellerslie

 
 
Ellerslie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. Ellerslie Marker
Inscription. In 1839, David Dunlop and his wife, Anna Mercer Minge, a niece of President William Henry Harrison, acquired the Ellerslie tract. Robert Young designed the castellated Gothic Revival mansion for Dunlop in 1856, and construction began the next year. Surrounded by elaborately landscaped grounds, Ellerslie was damaged during the Civil War by Union artillery on 9 May 1864. Later, Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard established his headquarters here, and a Confederate rest camp occupied the grounds. In 1910, Carneal and Johnston, of Richmond, remodeled Ellerslie in a fanciful version of the Bungaloid style, but the tower and the basic structure of the house are original.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 32.)
 
Location. 37° 16.224′ N, 77° 24.242′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker is on Longhorn Drive 0.1 miles north of East Ellerslie Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Heights VA 23834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Ellerslie (here, next to this marker); Dunlop's Station (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Ellerslie (private drive) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Ellerslie (private drive)
Dunlop Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Electric Railway (approx. mile away); "Brave to Madness" (approx. one mile away); Battle of Swift Creek (approx. one mile away); Union Army Checked (approx. 1.2 miles away); Swift Creek Battlefield: A Landscape of Change (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colonial Heights.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Colonial Heights. History of Ellerslie. (Submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Ellerslie Nomination 1973 (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on September 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ellerslie Tower Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
3. Ellerslie Tower
Ellerslie, Colonial Heights Photo, Click for full size
By National Register Nomination
4. Ellerslie, Colonial Heights
 
 
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