Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Not until May 14, 1864, was this strong position attacked. Two days later, it became the pivot point for the Confederate counterattack on Gen. Benjamin Butler’s Army of the James. During this time, Fort Stevens was occupied by the 27th South Carolina Infantry of Hagood’s Brigade and the four guns of the Surry Light Artillery of Surry County, Va. On the morning of May 16, the Surry Light Artillery was removed and put in support of the counterattack on Gen. Butler’s army.
Erected by Chesterfield County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1862.
Location. 37° 24.205′ N, 77° 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. The Bermuda Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); First Virginia Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Stevens (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Drewry’s Bluff (approx. ¼ mile away); Drewry’s Bluff Defences (approx. 0.3 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield (approx. half a mile away); Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (approx. half a mile away); Bellwood Elk Herd (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of the interior of Fort Stevens with Confederate soldiers manning the cannons.
Also see . . . The Civil War- Bermuda Hundred Campaign Sites. Chesterfield Historical Society website. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,212 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.