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

Outer Fortifications

 
 
Outer Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Outer Fortifications Marker
Inscription.  
On the hilltops here
ran the outer line of
Richmond fortifications,
1862-1865.

 
Erected 1970 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number O-5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 35.015′ N, 77° 23.477′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) and Springdale Road, on the right when traveling north on Mechanicsville Turnpike. Marker is located near the entrance to the Chickahominy Bluff Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chickahominy Bluff (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Defending Richmond (about 700 feet away); Seven Days' Battles Begin (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chickahominy Bluff (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Seven Days Begin
Fortifications at Chickahominy Bluff image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Fortifications at Chickahominy Bluff
In June of 1862, Mechanicsville and the Chickahominy River Valley could be seen from these earthworks. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee watched the start of the Seven Days Battles from near this position, just east of the marker.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Chickahominy River & Seven Days' Battles (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Seven Days Battle. HistoryCentral.com website. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Places To Go in Richmond National Battlefield Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Outer Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 27, 2011
3. Outer Fortifications Marker
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is located near the Chickahominy Bluff Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on February 28, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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