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

Redwater Creek Engagement

 
 
Redwater Creek Engagement Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. Redwater Creek Engagement Marker
Inscription. While Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James entrenched at Bermuda Hundred on 11 May 1864, Confederate Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke led parts of two divisions north from Petersburg to unite with Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom's division near Drewry's Bluff and Proctor's Creek. Once there, Hoke formed the Confederate left wing with Ransom on the right facing south. At dawn on 12 May, Union Maj. Gen. William F. Smith led his corps through the Federal line to present-day U.S. Rte. 1, then north toward Richmond. After a mile, here at Redwater Creek, a Confederate skirmish line stopped Smith and then fell back to Proctor's Creek.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 36.)
 
Location. 37° 17.772′ N, 77° 24.595′ W. Marker is near Colonial Heights, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.3 miles north of Happy Hill Road, on the right 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. Union Army Railroad Raids (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Advance on Petersburg
Redwater Creek Engagement Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Redwater Creek Engagement Marker
(about 400 feet away); Swift Creek Battlefield: A Landscape of Change (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Army Checked (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Swift Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Brave to Madness" (approx. one mile away); Electric Railway (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ellerslie (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colonial Heights.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 76 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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