Varina in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Hoke: Empty Victory
Union victory was short-lived. Before dark a strong Confederate force advanced, but found the Federal troops already abandoning their recent conquest. Ordís men had received orders to withdraw back to Fort Harrison. Within days Fort Hoke became the southern anchor of a new Confederate defensive line stretching north to Fort Johnson.
In the parkís earliest days, the local camp of the Civilian Conservation Corps—consisting of African American workers—prepared the area for the public by building roads and clearing brush and trees. The Corps devoted extra care to Fort Hoke. Work crews rebuilt much of the fort in an effort to duplicate its presumed 1864 appearance. No other fort within the park received similar attention.
Erected 2011 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Marker series. Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 37° 25.077′ N, 77° 23.152′ W. Marker is in Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Battlefield Park Road and Hoke Brady Road, on the right when traveling south on Battlefield Park Road. Click for map. Marker is in the Fort Hoke Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8621 Battlefield Park Road, Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Storming the Fort (approx. 0.9 miles away); Well (approx. 0.9 miles away); Confederate Trenches (approx. 0.9 miles away); Building Fort Burnham (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bombproof (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Entrenchments (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Killing Fields (approx. 0.9 miles away); Counterattack (approx. 0.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Battlefield Tour-- Fort Gilmer to Fort Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Empty Victory” (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.