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

Drewry’s Bluff

 
 
Drewry's Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Drewry's Bluff Marker
Inscription.  This bluff on the James River, a mile east, was fortified by Captain A. H. Drewry in 1862. A Union fleet, attempting to pass it, was driven back, May 15, 1862; and thereafter it served as a bar to attacks on Richmond by water. On June 16, 1864, Longstreet's Corps of Lee's army crossed the river there going to the defense of Petersburg.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number S-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNatural FeaturesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 25.62′ N, 77° 26.337′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Gwynn Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. 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. A different marker also named Drewry’s Bluff (a few steps from this marker); World War II Memorial
Drewry's Bluff Marker on Jeff Davis Highway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Drewry's Bluff Marker on Jeff Davis Highway
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Moore's Brick Cottage (approx. ¾ mile away); Falling Creek Iron Works (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Route 1 (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Village of Bensley (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Historic Route 1 (approx. ¾ mile away); Falling Creek Stone Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Drewry's Bluff (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War Richmond. Information about Drewry's Bluff near Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

3. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Drewry's Bluff (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,046 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 27, 2022