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Laburnum Park in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richmond Defences

Kilpatrick’s Raid

 
 
Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 11, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription.  At this point, where the intermediate line of the Richmond defences crossed Brook Road, Confederate forces on March 1, 1864, repulsed Kilpatrick’s Raid, undertaken to release Federal prisoners in Richmond. On the same day, another column, under Col. Ulric Dahlgren was driven back on the Cary Street Road.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 35.)
 
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 March 1, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 34.908′ N, 77° 27.047′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. It is in Laburnum Park. Marker is at the intersection of Brook Road and Walton Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Brook Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Appointed to Serve (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (approx. one mile away); First Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr.
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); White Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Southern African American Girl Scouts (approx. 1.3 miles away); Henderson Center (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virginia Union University (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Brook Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 11, 2003
2. Brook Rd (facing north)
Kilpatrick's raid to Richmond image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Edwin Forbes, 1864
3. Kilpatrick's raid to Richmond
Library of Congress [LC-DIG-ppmsca-22557]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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