Near Varina in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Outer Line of Richmond Defences
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 49.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia - D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) series list.
Location. 37° 27.314′ N, 77° 22.384′ W. Marker is near Varina, 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 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 walking distance of this marker. Fort Harrison (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Successful Colonial Tobacco Crop (approx. ¼ mile away); Advancing On RichmondBlack Troops Attack at Chaffin’s Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hopeless Attacks (approx. 0.7 miles away); Richmond Battlefields (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Gilmer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varina.
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then and 13 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.