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

Richmond Defences

Advanced Works of the Outer Line

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription.  Running Southeastward and then Southwestward. A Confederate earthwork, three miles long, here crossed the Darbytown Road. This fortification was designed to cover the Main Outer Line, with which it connected, one mile North of this point.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 46.)
 
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° 28.372′ N, 77° 20.562′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Darbytown Road half a mile east of Strath Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2875 Darbytown Rd, Henrico VA 23231, 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. Second Battle of Fair Oaks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Darbytown Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dorey Family (approx. 0.4 miles away); Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church
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By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
2. Richmond Defences Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 0.8 miles away); Defenses of Richmond (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1862 Peninsula Campaign (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lee vs. Grant (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
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 902 times since then and 23 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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