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

Drewry’s Bluff Defences

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
1. Drewry’s Bluff Defences Marker
Inscription.  Here, on the second line of the Drewry’s Bluff defences, Confederate troops were concentrated May 12-15, 1864, to take the offensive against a Federal force that had advanced from Bermuda Hundred under command of General B.F. Butler and had cut the Richmond–Petersburg railroad.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 56.)
 
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. A significant historical date for this entry is May 12, 1806.
 
Location. 37° 24.295′ N, 77° 26.114′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Perrymont Road 0.1 miles north of Norcliff Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Drewry’s Bluff (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bermuda Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Stevens (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Stevens
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By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
2. Drewry’s Bluff Defences Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); First Virginia Infantry Regiment (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bellwood Elk Herd (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Gregory Burial Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
 
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 1,310 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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