Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Civil War Balloonists
Inscribed hereon are the names of those who are known
Erected May 30, 1962, by the City of Richmond, Virginia on the field where a century ago, a battle raged as one of these pioneers served aloft
Erected 1962 by City of Richmond.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1860.
Location. 37° 31.039′ N, 77° 20.004′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Huntsman Road, 0.1 miles South Airport Drive. This marker is located in the parking lot of the Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5701 Huntsman Road, Richmond VA 23250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Air National Guard (within shouting distance of this Richmond Defences (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); McClellan’s Picket Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sandston (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 1.1 miles away); McClellan’s First Line (approx. 1.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,412 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.