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

Fort Lee

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
1. Fort Lee Marker
Inscription.  Here, where the outer line of the Confederate defences of Richmond crossed the Charles City Road, stood Fort Lee, named after General Robert E. Lee and constructed to protect a vital line of approach to the capital city from strong or sudden attack.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 45.)
 
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° 29.793′ N, 77° 20.185′ W. Marker is near Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Charles City Road 0.3 miles east of South Airport Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandston VA 23150, 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. Lee vs. Grant (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1862 Peninsula Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Defenses of Richmond (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Artillery (approx. 1.2 miles away);
Fort Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
2. Fort Lee Marker
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Civil War Balloonists (approx. 1.4 miles away); Virginia Air National Guard (approx. 1˝ miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 12 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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