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Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Remembrance

Richmond National Battlefield Park

 
 
Remembrance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2013
1. Remembrance Marker
Inscription.  Many of the men, like Major Parker and Lieutenant J. Thompson Brown, returned to their homes in Richmond after the war. Brown became a successful local businessman, and in 1888 purchased the ground here in order to preserve the area where the battery spent so much of its service. Sometime before 1906, the surviving members of Parker’s Battery erected the small granite monument here to commemorate their fallen comrades, and to emphasize the battery’s participation in the defense of their homes and capital.

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Right: William M. Evans outlived all the other members of the battery, dying in 1939 at age 92. Here he stands at the monument in 1937 with the battlefield park’s first historian, Floyd Taylor.

Left: The survivors of Parker’s “Boy Company” became very active in veterans' affairs after the war. At the unveiling of the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond, Parker’s men crowded around the base of the statue.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location.
Remembrance Marker & Parker's Battery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2013
2. Remembrance Marker & Parker's Battery Monument
37° 20.904′ N, 77° 23.682′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Ware Bottom Spring Road 0.1 miles east of Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling east. Located within the Parker’s Battery Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Ware Bottom Spring Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Remembrance (here, next to this marker); Parker's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Parker's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Howlett Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Howlett Line (about 400 feet away); The Boy Company (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Boy Company (about 500 feet away); Richmond Battlefields (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “Remembrance” (Submitted on June 27, 2013.) 
 
Parker's Battery Roll of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2013
3. Parker's Battery Roll of Honor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
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