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

Second Line of the Confederate Defenses

 
 
Second Line of the Confederate Defenses Marker image. Click for full size.
July 16, 2003
1. Second Line of the Confederate Defenses Marker
Inscription.  
This cannon
marks the location of
the Second Line of the
Confederate Defenses of Richmond

Placed in 1938 by the City of Richmond
at the request of the
Confederate Memorial Literary Society

 
Erected 1938 by City of Richmond & Confederate Memorial Literary Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 37° 33.931′ N, 77° 28.778′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia. Marker was on Monument Avenue 0.1 miles west of Roseneath Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 3400 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. Arthur Ashe Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); English Village (approx. half a mile away); The Boulevard Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Home For Needy Confederate Women
Second Line of the Confederate Defenses Marker image. Click for full size.
July 16, 2003
2. Second Line of the Confederate Defenses Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robinson House (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Robinson House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Remnants of the Second Line image. Click for full size.
February 8, 2009
3. Remnants of the Second Line
Earthworks 1½ miles southwest of the marker.
Remnants of the Second Line image. Click for full size.
February 8, 2009
4. Remnants of the Second Line
Earthworks extant in a residential area (private property).
Remnants of the Second Line image. Click for full size.
February 8, 2009
5. Remnants of the Second Line
These defensive works remain near the James River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,443 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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