Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Richmond National Battleﬁeld Park
With the collapse of the Confederate lines around Petersburg in early April 1865, the position here was vacated and the artillerists joined in the long march to Appomattox Court House. Having spent nearly 10 months in these entrenchments, almost one-fourth of their wartime service, the surviving members of Parkerís Battery came to view their experience here with some feelings of affection.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 20.904′ N, 77° 23.664′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Ware Bottom Spring Road 0.1 miles east of Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located within the Parkerís Battery Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remembrance (within shouting distance of this marker); Howlett Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boy Company (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Parkerís Battery (about 600 feet away); Howlett Line Gun Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); Construction of the Howlett Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battery Dantzler (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Howlett Line (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “Parker's Battery” (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.