Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Into the "Bottle"

 
 
Into the "Bottle" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Into the "Bottle" Marker
Inscription.  The Union Army of the James, retiring across Proctor's Creek in this vicinity after the battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16, 1864, turned east into the Peninsula between the James and Appomattox Rivers, where it was "Bottled" by Confederate forces.
 
Erected 1965 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number S-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, 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 16, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 22.819′ N, 77° 25.317′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and County Route 288, on the right 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Proctor's Creek Fight (here, next to this marker); Halfway House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Half-Way House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Half-Way House
Into the "Bottle" Marker on Jeff Davis Highway facing north image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Into the "Bottle" Marker on Jeff Davis Highway facing north
Click or scan to see
this page online
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Osbornes (approx. 0.8 miles away); Farrar's Island (approx. 0.8 miles away); Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (approx. 1.2 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Proctor's Creek (Submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=16045

Paid Advertisement
Aug. 1, 2021