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

Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church

 
 
Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
1. Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  The Battle of Darbytown Road, 7 Oct. 1864, was the last large Confederate offensive north of the James River. Gen. Robert E. Lee personally supervised the operation. Attacking from the west astride the Darbytown Road, Lee’s infantry shattered the right flank of the Union army under Brig. Gen. August V. Kautz. Fleeing Union artillery batteries encountered the swampy headwaters of Four Mile Creek in the woods near Pioneer Baptist Church. The Confederates captured eight cannon there. Lee’s attack stalled to the south, near the River Road. Pioneer Church, organized in 1843, saw its building burned later in or shortly after the war.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-101.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 28.317′ N, 77° 20.04′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Darbytown Road and Monohan Road, on the left when traveling east
Pioneer Baptist Church at Darbytown Road & Monahan Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
2. Pioneer Baptist Church at Darbytown Road & Monahan Road
on Darbytown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3140 Darbytown Road, 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. The Dorey Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Darbytown Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Battle of Fair Oaks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 1.2 miles away); Defenses of Richmond (approx. 1.3 miles away); 1862 Peninsula Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lee vs. Grant (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Darbytown & New Market Roads. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on December 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,276 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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