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

Chester Station Fight

 
 
Chester Station Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. Chester Station Fight Marker
Inscription.  At this station, two miles west, the Union army of the James, turning toward Richmond, fought an action on May 10, 1864 and tore up the railroad.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S-17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 21.171′ N, 77° 24.735′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of West Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23831, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee's Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Chester Station (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Chester Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Howlett Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battery Dantzler
Chester Station Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. Chester Station Fight Marker
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Parker’s Battery (approx. one mile away); Boy Company (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Boy Company (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Chester Station. Wikipedia (Submitted on March 16, 2009.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,164 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jul. 2, 2022