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Union Entrenchments

 
 
Union Entrenchments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
1. Union Entrenchments Marker
Inscription. Union soldiers constructed these entrenchments after the September 1864 battle. This line ran continuously south for 2.5 miles connecting Fort Harrison (Burnham) to Fort Brady on the James River.
 
Location. 37° 25.54′ N, 77° 22.347′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the walking trail in the Fort Harrison Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Killing Fields (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Trenches (within shouting distance of this marker); Bombproof (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant Under Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Big Guns Spoke" (within shouting distance of this marker); Surprise Attack (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building Fort Burnham (about 500 feet away); Well (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Henrico.
 
Also see . . .  Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Union Entrenchments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
2. Union Entrenchments Marker
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Entrenchments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Union Entrenchments
Section of the Union lines. The magnitude of these works is not apparent, even up close. Entrenchments like this once ringed the city of Richmond for miles.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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