Near Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Parker's Battery Trail
— Richmond National Battlefield Park 1862, 1864 —
Tour the Battlefield
Among today’s suburbs remain traces of Richmond’s outer defenses-forts, rifle-pits, the fields where thousands died. Visit sites close by, or use the tour route to follow the entire sequence of attacks and counterattacks.
Each site had its own lethal personality-troops lost in swamps, order misread, a last-minute bayonet charge. Both sides claimed some victories (with long lists of casualties). Richmond remained unconquered, but the Union Army was able to withdraw still healthy and numerous.
Parker’s Battery Trail
The ¼-mile trail winds through Confederate entrenchments and gun emplacements built during the last year of the war. Average hiking time: 15 minutes.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
Location. This marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Ware Bottom Spring Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Parker’s Battery (here, next to this marker); Boy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Howlett Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Remembrance (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Parker's Battery (about 600 feet away); Battery Dantzler (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Howlett Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howlett Line Gun Position (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named Parker's Battery (see nearby markers).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,111 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.