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

Inner Line of Defence

 
 
Inner Line of Defence Marker image. Click for full size.
July 15, 2003
1. Inner Line of Defence Marker
Inscription.  
This cannon marks the spot
where in 1861 a large earthwork
of the Inner Line of Defence
was constructed

Placed in 1915 by the City of Richmond
at the request of the
Confederate Memorial Literary Society

 
Erected 1915 by City of Richmond & Confederate Memorial Literary Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 37° 33.467′ N, 77° 28′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia. Marker was on Monument Avenue 0.1 miles west of Strawberry Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2300 block, Richmond VA 23221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Jefferson Davis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broad Street Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); 509 North Mulberry Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Boulevard Historic District
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July 15, 2003
2. Inner Line of Defence Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); First Regiment of Virginia Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rumors of War (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Old Fortifications and Davis Monument, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Southern Bargain House, circa 1910
3. Old Fortifications and Davis Monument, Richmond, Va.
On Monument Ave., in the western portion of the City. To the left is shown a remnant of the original earth works which formed a part of the inner defenses of the City during the Civil War. The group of 'Old' Confederate Veterans standing near lend an added interest to this fast disappearing relic of the trying days of '61-'65. In the distance appears the superb 'Davis Monument.' VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,341 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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