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

Richmond Defences

Crossing of the Main Outer Line

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 11, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription.  The eastern face of the Outer Line of the Confederate defences of Richmond, which here crossed the Darbytown Road, extended Southward from the heights of the Chickahominy to Chaffin's Bluff on James River, a distance of about 11 miles.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 47.)
 
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° 28.821′ N, 77° 21.247′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Darbytown Road 0.2 miles east of South Laburnum Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2543 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. A different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 0.8 miles away); Defenses of Richmond (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1862 Peninsula Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lee vs. Grant
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By Bernard Fisher, July 11, 2003
2. Richmond Defences Marker
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Second Battle of Fair Oaks (approx. one mile away); Battle of Darbytown Road (approx. one mile away); John Rolfe (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Dorey Family (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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 897 times since then and 22 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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