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

Richmond Defences

Intermediate Line

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 23, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription.  Here ran the intermediate line of Richmond defences. Built in 1862-64, these defences included 25 inner forts and batteries, beyond which this continuous earthwork encircled the city. The third or outer line was distant from the capitol 4 to 7 miles.

Out this road the two divisions of D.H. Hill and of James Longstreet followed Gen. R.E. Lee on June 26, 1862, for the opening battle of the Seven Days' Campaign.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 1.)
 
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.
 
Location. 37° 34.777′ N, 77° 23.678′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) 0.2 miles north of East Laburnum Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Outer Fortifications (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chickahominy Bluff
#1 Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 20, 2003
2. #1 Richmond Defences Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Defending Richmond (approx. half a mile away); Seven Days' Battles Begin (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Chickahominy Bluff (approx. half a mile away); The Seven Days Begin (approx. half a mile away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Chickahominy River & Seven Days' Battles (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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