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

Fort Harrison Trail

Fort Harrison - 1862/1864

 
 
Fort Harrison Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Fort Harrison Trail Marker
Inscription.  Both Federals and Confederates occupied this fort. Originally these earthworks were part of the 1862 Richmond line of defense.

When Federal troops overran the fort in 1864, they built more than half the earthworks you will see on the tour, and defended them till the end of the war.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 25.668′ N, 77° 22.361′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker was on Battlefield Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in the Fort Harrison Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker was 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. A different marker also named Fort Harrison Trail (here, next to this marker); First Park Headquarters
Fort Harrison Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Fort Harrison Trail
The half mile loop trail explores the fortifications of Civil War Camp Harrison/Burnham.
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(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Park Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Fighters (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Counterattack (within shouting distance of this marker); A Unique Photograph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Harrison (about 300 feet away); Counterattack (about 300 feet away).
 
More about this marker. The left of the marker contains a picture of soldiers in camp. The right side of the marker features a map of the area, showing the location of Confederate Fort Harrison and Federal Fort Burnham, as well as the walking trail, in relation to the marker.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. New Marker At This Location also titled "Fort Harrison Trail".
 
Also see . . .
1. Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Fort Harrison. Richmond Battlefields Fort Harrison website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Fort Harrison Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Fort Harrison Trail Marker
Now replaced by a new marker at the same location.
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Fort Harrison Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Fort Harrison Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Fort Harrison Trail Map
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jun. 27, 2022