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

The Howlett Line

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. The Howlett Line Marker
Inscription.  Just east of this point running from the James River to the Appomattox River, was the Confederate defense line known as the Howlett line, named for the Howlett House that stood at the north end of the line. Established in May, 1864, by General Beauregard's troops after the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, the line became famous as the "Cork in the Bottle" by keeping General Butler's Army of the James at bay. The Union line was one mile to the east. Parker's Virginia Battery was one-half mile to the south.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-6.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 21.219′ N, 77° 23.834′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10) and Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling east on West Hundred Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Battery Dantzler (a few steps from this marker); Richmond Battlefields
The Howlett Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. The Howlett Line Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Parker’s Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boy Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Boy Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Howlett Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Howlett Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Remembrance (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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