Near Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The first few weeks along the “Howlett Line” were rather active for the artillerists. While the Union army shifted its attention south to Petersburg, its batteries frequently dueled with their Confederate counterparts in this area. Of particular annoyance to Parker’s men was harassing fire coming from northern sharpshooters concea1ed in Ware Bottom Church, a small wooden building located between the lines. One dark
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 37° 20.964′ N, 77° 23.664′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Ware Bottom Spring Road 0.1 miles east of Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located within the Parker’s Battery Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. 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. A different marker also named Howlett Line (here, next to this marker); The Boy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Boy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond Battlefields (within shouting distance of this marker); Parker’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Parker's Battery Parker's Battery (about 400 feet away); Remembrance (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
More about this marker. On the left is a photo of “Major William Watts Parker.” Below the photo is the caption, “Arriving on the “Howlett Line”, the “Boy Company” was under the command of Captain William Watts Parker, the prewar Richmond physician who had raised the battery two years before. Just weeks before the wars end, Parker was promoted to Major and left the battery."
Regarding Howlett Line. This marker was replaced by a new one also named Howlett Line (see nearby markers).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,338 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on February 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.