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

Parker's Battery

 
 
Parker's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Parker's Battery Marker
Inscription.  Parker’s men improved this earthen redoubt, referred to as a battery, so as to better protect their guns stationed behind its walls. Supporting infantry, from the 15th and 17th Virginia regiments, filled the adjacent trenches and manned the forward picket line. While their comrades engaged Grant’s legions around Petersburg, the men of Parker’s Battery spent the last months of the war in the relative calm that prevailed along this area of the Confederate defenses.

With the collapse of the Confederate lines around Petersburg in early April 1865, the position here was vacated and the artillerists joined in the long march to Appomattox Court House. Having spent nearly 10 months in these entrenchments, almost one-fourth of their wartime service, the surviving members of Parker’s Battery came to view their experience here with some feelings of affection.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.
Schematic Drawing of Parker’s Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Schematic Drawing of Parker’s Battery
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It was located near 37° 20.904′ N, 77° 23.664′ W. Marker was near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker could 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 was 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 Parker's Battery (here, next to this marker); Remembrance (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Parker’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Howlett Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Howlett Line (about 400 feet away); The Boy Company (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Boy Company (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Parker’s Battery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. New Marker At This Location also titled "Parker's Battery".
 
Parker's Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. Parker's Battery
Parker's Battery facing east. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
4. Parker's Battery facing east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,048 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 18, 2022