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

Battery Dantzler

 
 
Battery Dantzler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. Battery Dantzler Marker
Inscription. A half-mile northeast stands Battery Dantzler, named for Col. Olin Miller Dantzler, 22d South Carolina Infantry (killed in action nearby on 2 June 1864), and constructed in May-June 1864 to block the Union navy's approach to Richmond. The battery anchored the northern end of the Howlett Line, a series of Confederate earthworks cut across the Bermuda Hundred peninsula from Swift Creek on the south to the James River on the north. Battery Dantzler's artillery included two 7-inch Brooke rifles, two 8-inch smooth-bore Columbiads, and two coastal mortars. The battery operated until 2 April 1865, when it was abandoned and its naval garrison marched with Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia westward to Appomattox Court House.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 201.)
 
Location. 37° 21.218′ N, 77° 23.829′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10) and Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling east on West Hundred Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Howlett Line (a few steps from
Battery Dantzler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Battery Dantzler Marker
this marker); Parkerís Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boy Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Howlett Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Remembrance (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Parker's Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battery Dantzler (approx. 0.4 miles away); Olin Miller Dantzler (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,084 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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