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

Fort Harrison

 
 
Fort Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 17, 2003
1. Fort Harrison Marker
Inscription.  Six hundred yards West of this road stood the Confederate Fort Harrison. It was stormed Sept. 29, 1864 after a surprise-attack by Federal troops and was held against counter attacks the next day. New Confederate defensive lines were drawn in rear of the fort.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Freeman Markers (Richmond Battlefields) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1845.
 
Location. 37° 25.741′ N, 77° 21.98′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Varina Road, one mile south of Mill Road, on the right when traveling south. Located at the entrance to the Fort Harrison National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8620 Varina Road, 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. Freedom Fighters (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Park Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named First Park Headquarters
Fort Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 17, 2003
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Harrison Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Surprise Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away); "The Big Guns Spoke" (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Harrison (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Counterattack (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
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 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022