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

Richmond Defences

The Dahlgren Raid

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 16, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription.  Here March 1, 1864, two regiments of Confederate local defence troops under Col. John McAnerney defeated Federal cavalry under Col. Ulric Dahlgren, who sought to destroy Richmond and to release Federal prisoners there. On the same day Kilpatrick was repulsed on Brook Road.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 36.)
 
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° 34.148′ N, 77° 31.383′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of River Road (Virginia Route 147) and Three Chopt Road, on the right when traveling west on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23226, 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. Three-Chopt Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilton (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wilton (approx. half a
Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 16, 2003
2. Richmond Defences Marker
mile away); Ampthill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Windsor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Granite and History (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pony Pasture Rapids (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mary-Cooke Branch Munford (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. eHistory at The Ohio State University. Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War Richmond. Written accounts about the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid against Richmond, VA during the Civil War (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
 
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 1,168 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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