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Gun Emplacement

 
 
Gun Emplacement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
1. Gun Emplacement Marker
Inscription. To large pits on top of this hill were intended for cannons to guard this prison island from northern attack. Rapids actually protected the island, there was never an attack, and no guns were ever installed.
Sign funded by: Blue Ridge Mt. Sports
 
Erected by James River Park System.
 
Location. 37° 31.64′ N, 77° 27.409′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.3 miles west of South 5th Street. Click for map. Located on Belle Isle which can be reached via a pedestrian bridge from the north bank of the river. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Headgate Cleaner (within shouting distance of this marker); Headgate (within shouting distance of this marker); First Break Rapids (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quarry Pond (about 600 feet away); Belle Isle Hydro Plant (about 800 feet away); Quarry Equipment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hollywood Rapids (approx. mile away); Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gun Emplacement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
2. Gun Emplacement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 3 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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