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

Riddell's Shop

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 14, 2003
1. Riddell's Shop Marker
Inscription.  West and Southwest, distant one-half mile lies the Battlefield of Glendale or Frazier's Farm, where the Confederate divisions of Longstreet and A.P. Hill on June 30, 1862, attacked and forced the withdrawal of Federal troops covering McClellan's march toward James River.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia - D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1972.
 
Location. 37° 26.761′ N, 77° 13.996′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles City Road and Darbytown Road, on the right when traveling west on Charles City Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6101 Charles City Rd, Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glendale (Frayser’s Farm) (a few steps from this marker); Seven Days’ Battles (within shouting distance of this marker); Frazier's Farm (approx. 0.3 miles
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By Bernard Fisher, June 14, 2003
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away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Frazier's Farm (approx. half a mile away); Pvt. Benjamin B. Levy (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.6 miles away); Willis' Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Glendale. The Civil War Preservation Trust site discussing recent efforts to preserve portions of the battlefield. Site offers maps and other information about the battle. (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,473 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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