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

Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff Marker
Inscription.  The Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff, or the Proctor's Creek engagement, began on 14 May 1864 when part of Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James feigned an attack toward Richmond from Bermuda Hundred. After two days of skirmishing, Federals led by Maj. Gen. William F. Smith and Maj. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore captured the outer Confederate earthworks here. At dawn on 16 May, however, the Confederates under Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke and Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom, Jr., launched several assaults from the inner defenses just north. By midmorning the Federals began retreating south to the Half-Way House.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 23.798′ N, 77° 25.826′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles north of Galena Avenue, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in between the White House
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By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff Markers on Jeff Davis Highway
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Motel and the Snow White Motel. 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. Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield (a few steps from this marker); Fort Stevens (approx. half a mile away); First Virginia Infantry Regiment (approx. half a mile away); The Bermuda Campaign (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Stevens (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Drewry’s Bluff (approx. 0.6 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Defences (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Half-Way House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Proctor’s Creek (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,894 times since then and 24 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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