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

39th Illinois Veteran Volunteers

 
 
39th Illinois Veteran Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 1, 2009
1. 39th Illinois Veteran Volunteers Marker
Inscription. On 16 Aug. 1864, Federal infantry stormed Confederate earthworks nearby, in the Second Battle of Deep Bottom. The 39th Illinois helped lead the assault. Pvt. Henry M. Hardenbergh, of Bremen Township, the color bearer, served in Co. G, called the "Preacher's Company" because it was recruited by a minister. Wounded during the charge, Hardenbergh captured the flag of the 10th Alabama Inf. Regt. after mortally wounding its color sergeant. The Confederates soon recaptured the works and drove the Union force back to its bridgehead at Deep Bottom. Hardenbergh was awarded the Medal of Honor and a lieutenant's commission.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 72.)
 
Location. 37° 27.022′ N, 77° 17.227′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Darbytown Road 0.1 miles east of Yahley Mill Road, on the right when traveling east. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 48th Alabama Regiment Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Battle of Deep Bottom (approx. ľ mile away); Sad Reunion
Darbytown Road (facing west). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 1, 2009
2. Darbytown Road (facing west).
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Pleasants V. Pleasants (approx. 1.9 miles away); New Market Road (approx. 2 miles away); Gravel Hill (approx. 2 miles away); The War of 1812 / Richmond's War of 1812 Defensive Camps (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of New Market Heights (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Varina.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Deep Bottom II (Fussellís Mill). (Submitted on May 1, 2009.) 

2. Hardenbergh.org. Henry M. Hardenbergh (Submitted on May 1, 2009.) 

3. Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Hardenbergh, Henry M. (Submitted on May 1, 2009.) 

4. Richmond Battlefields Association. This local battlefield preservation group has saved 50 acres of the Second Deep Bottom Battlefield (Fussell's Mill). (Submitted on June 20, 2013.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Darbytown Road (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 1, 2009
3. Darbytown Road (facing east).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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