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

Richmond Defences

Kilpatrick’s Raid

 
 
Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
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 Virginia - D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) series list.
 
Location. 37° 34.908′ N, 77° 27.047′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. 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); A. P. Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (approx. one mile away); First Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr.
Brook Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 11, 2003
2. Brook Rd (facing north)
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Kilpatrick's raid to Richmond image. Click for full size.
By Edwin Forbes, 1864
3. Kilpatrick's raid to Richmond
Library of Congress [LC-DIG-ppmsca-22557]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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