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

Surrender of Richmond

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
1. Surrender of Richmond Marker
Inscription.  At daybreak on 3 April 1865, Federal troops formed to march into Richmond. A cavalry detachment under Majors Atherton H. Stevens, Jr. and Eugene E. Graves moved up the Osborne Turnpike to its junction with New Market Road. Here they met Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo, who handed Stevens a note of surrender for the city. Stevens accepted the note and had it forwarded to Maj. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel. At 8:15 A.M. at Richmond's city hall, Weitzel formally accepted the terms of surrender. The Union forces assisted in extinguishing the fires, started at around dawn by Confederate soldiers; by midafternoon order had begun to be restored to the city.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-40.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 29.483′ N, 77° 24.251′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (State Highway 5) and Tree Hill Lane, on the right when traveling south on
Junction of New Market Road and Osborne Turnpike. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
2. Junction of New Market Road and Osborne Turnpike.
New Market Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Powhatan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chatsworth School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1˝ miles away); Darbytown Road (approx. 1˝ miles away); Powhatan Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Richmond National Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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