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

Fort Gilmer

Outer Line of Richmond Defences

 
 
Fort Gilmer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 17, 2003
1. Fort Gilmer Marker
Inscription.  To the right of this road was Fort Gilmer, successfully defended against Federal assaults and held until the eve of the evacuation of Richmond. Kershaw's Division, the last Confederate infantry to leave the Richmond line, abandoned Fort Gilmer at 3 A.M., April 3, 1865.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 49.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Freeman Markers (Richmond Battlefields) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1864.
 
Location. 37° 27.314′ N, 77° 22.384′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Battlefield Park Road, on the right when traveling east on New Market Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2014 New Market Rd, 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. Fort Harrison (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Successful Colonial Tobacco Crop (approx. Ό mile away);
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Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 17, 2003
2. Fort Gilmer Marker
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Advancing On Richmond (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hopeless Attacks (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Gilmer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henrico Parish Church (approx. one mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Richmond National Battlefield Park. National Park Service (Submitted on December 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman, U.S. Colored Troops, USCT.
 
Fort Gilmer Marker and a Portion of the Earthworks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, March 21, 2010
3. Fort Gilmer Marker and a Portion of the Earthworks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,250 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Oct. 7, 2022