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

Powder Magazine

Fort Brady – 1864

 
 
Powder Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Powder Magazine Marker
Inscription. Directly in front of you is the site of a powder magazine, where ammunition and gunpowder were stored.

An explosion there could obliterate the fort. To bomb-proof the magazine, structural timbers were covered with a thick layer of earth.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 23.485′ N, 77° 21.697′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Hoke Brady Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on a walking trail in the Fort Brady 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Guns of Fort Brady (here, next to this marker); Guarding the James (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Trent's Reach (a few steps from this marker); Fort Brady Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Brady (about 400 feet away); The Tides (approx. one mile away); Dutch Gap (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Henrico.
 
More about this marker.
Marker inside Fort Brady image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Marker inside Fort Brady
The remains of the Civil War powder magazine can be seen in this photo behind the marker.
This marker was replaced by a new one at this location titled, "Powder Magazine"
 
Also see . . .  Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Fort Brady Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Fort Brady, Va. Entrance to magazine image. Click for full size.
circa 1864
4. Fort Brady, Va. Entrance to magazine
Library of Congress [LC-B811- 2705]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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