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

Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield

 
 
Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
1. Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  On a line that here crossed the Richmond–Petersburg turnpike, Confederate troops under command of General G.T. Beauregard attacked the Federal army of Major-General B.F. Butler on May 16, 1864 and forced its withdrawal to the Bermuda Hundred defences.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 57.)
 
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 month for this entry is May 1806.
 
Location. 37° 23.801′ N, 77° 25.832′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (Virginia Route 301) 0.2 miles south of Willis Road, on the left when traveling south. 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. Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (a few steps from this marker); Fort Stevens (approx. half a mile away); First Virginia Infantry Regiment (approx. half a mile away); The Bermuda Campaign
Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
2. Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Stevens (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Drewry’s Bluff (approx. 0.6 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Defences (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Half-Way House (approx. 0.8 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 1,745 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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