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

Covered Way

Drewry’s Bluff – 1862 / 1864

 
 
Covered Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Covered Way Marker
Inscription.  During battle, supplies could be brought into the fort through the Covered Way, a tunnel protected from shell-fire.
 
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. 37° 25.289′ N, 77° 25.356′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Fort Darling Road, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on a walking trail in the Drewry’s Bluff Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. 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. Bombproof and Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot and Wooden Ships (within shouting distance of this marker); A Perfect Gibraltar (within shouting distance of this marker); Finishing Fort Drewry (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Very Neat Chapel" (about
Covered Way Marker image. Click for full size.
January 24, 2015
2. Covered Way Marker
This marker is potentially the oldest marker throughout the entire Richmond National Battlefield Park and has not been replaced!
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The USS Monitor (about 300 feet away); Drewry’s Bluff (about 400 feet away); Duty Above and Beyond (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a picture of a soldier passing through the covered way.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, 15 May 1862. American Civil War website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Drewry’s Bluff. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker on Drewry's Bluff Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Marker on Drewry's Bluff Trail
Remains of the Drewry's Bluff fortifications can be seen in the background.
Drewry's Bluff image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
4. Drewry's Bluff
This photo was taken from inside the fort.
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Drewry’s Bluff 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 989 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on January 25, 2015.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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