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

Inside Fort Brady

Fort Brady – 1864

 
 
Inside Fort Brady Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Inside Fort Brady Marker
Inscription.  From October 1864 to April 1865 the First Connecticut Heavy Artillery was stationed here. The air shimmered with the chance of a direct hit. Almost daily, Fort Brady engaged in artillery duels with Confederate ironclads and Richmond’s outer defenses.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 37° 23.485′ N, 77° 21.695′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Hoke Brady Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on a walking trail in the Fort Brady Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Guns of Fort Brady (here, next to this
Marker on the Fort Brady Walking Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Marker on the Fort Brady Walking Trail
The remains of the fortifications that made up Fort Brady can be seen behind the marker.
marker); Battle of Trent's Reach (a few steps from this marker); Guarding the River (a few steps from this marker); Guarding the James (a few steps from this marker); Union Defensive Lines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Brady Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a photograph of three “Officers of the First Connecticut Heavy Artillery.” The upper right of the marker features a photograph taken in the Spring of 1865 of cannon at Fort Brady.
 
Regarding Inside Fort Brady. This marker was replaced by a new one named Guns of Fort Brady (See nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .  Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Fort Brady Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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May. 25, 2020