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

Richmond Defences

Battery 16 of the Inner Line

 
 
Inner Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2004
1. Inner Defences Marker
Inscription.  On this spot stood Battery 16 of the Inner Line of the Richmond Defences, constructed in 1862-64. This Battery, which was never assailed by the Federals, was one seventeen placed between the Confederate capital and the Intermediate Line.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 55.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia - D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) series list.
 
Location. 37° 30.108′ N, 77° 27.561′ W. Marker is in South Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Holly Springs Avenue 0.1 miles north of North Hopkins Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson Davis Highway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Dorothy Irene Height (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dorothy Height (approx. 1.4 miles away); Forest Hill Park
Inner Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 17, 2004
2. Inner Defences Marker
(approx. 1˝ miles away); Frederick William Sievers (approx. 1.6 miles away); Manchester Elliott Grays (approx. 1.7 miles away); Colonel Thomas Stegge, Jr. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Headgate (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on January 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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