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Near Varina in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

39th Illinois Veteran Volunteers

 
 
39th Illinois Veteran Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 1, 2009
1. 39th Illinois Veteran Volunteers Marker
Inscription.  On 16 Aug. 1864, Federal infantry stormed Confederate earthworks nearby, in the Second Battle of Deep Bottom. The 39th Illinois helped lead the assault. Pvt. Henry M. Hardenbergh, of Bremen Township, the color bearer, served in Co. G, called the "Preacher's Company" because it was recruited by a minister. Wounded during the charge, Hardenbergh captured the flag of the 10th Alabama Inf. Regt. after mortally wounding its color sergeant. The Confederates soon recaptured the works and drove the Union force back to its bridgehead at Deep Bottom. Hardenbergh was awarded the Medal of Honor and a lieutenant's commission.
 
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-72.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 27.022′ N, 77° 17.227′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Darbytown Road 0.1 miles east of Yahley Mill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
Darbytown Road (facing west). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 1, 2009
2. Darbytown Road (facing west).
, measured as the crow flies. 48th Alabama Regiment Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Battle of Deep Bottom (approx. ¼ mile away); Sad Reunion (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pleasants V. Pleasants (approx. 1.9 miles away); New Market Road (approx. 2 miles away); Gravel Hill (approx. 2 miles away); The War of 1812 / Richmond's War of 1812 Defensive Camps (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of New Market Heights (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varina.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Deep Bottom II (Fussell’s Mill). (Submitted on May 1, 2009.) 

2. Hardenbergh.org. Henry M. Hardenbergh (Submitted on May 1, 2009.) 

3. Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Hardenbergh, Henry M. (Submitted on May 1, 2009.) 

4. Richmond Battlefields Association. This local battlefield preservation group has saved 60 acres of the Second Deep Bottom Battlefield (Fussell's Mill). (Submitted on June 20, 2013.) 
 
Darbytown Road (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 1, 2009
3. Darbytown Road (facing east).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,363 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
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