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

Well

 
 
Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Well Marker
Inscription.  This depression is all that remains of a well that was dug to provide water for the soldiers of Fort Harrison. It was probably built by Confederates before the battle, and like the fort was captured on September 29, 1864.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 25.583′ N, 77° 22.428′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the walking trail in the Fort Harrison 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 marker. Building Fort Burnham (a few steps from this marker); Storming the Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Parapet (within shouting distance of this marker); Bombproof (within shouting distance of this marker); Bombproof and Casemate
Marker in Fort Harrison image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Marker in Fort Harrison
(within shouting distance of this marker); Counterattack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Unique Photograph (about 300 feet away); Confederate Trenches (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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.) 

2. Fort Harrison. Richmond Battlefields Fort Harrison website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Fort Harrison Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Marker on Fort Harrison Trail
The Well marker can be seen to the left in the photo.
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Fort Harrison 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 788 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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