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

The Howlett Line

 
 
The Howlett Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. The Howlett Line Marker
Inscription. Just east of this point running from the James River to the Appomattox River, was the Confederate defense line known as the Howlett line, named for the Howlett House that stood at the north end of the line. Established in May, 1864, by General Beauregard's troops after the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, the line became famous as the "Cork in the Bottle" by keeping General Butler's Army of the James at bay. The Union line was one mile to the east. Parker's Virginia Battery was one-half mile to the south.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 6.)
 
Location. 37° 21.219′ N, 77° 23.834′ W. Marker is near 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. Battery Dantzler (a few steps from this marker); Parkerís Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boy Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Howlett Line
The Howlett Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. The Howlett Line Marker
(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 1,025 times since then and 80 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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