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

Guns of Fort Brady

 
 
Guns of Fort Brady Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 10, 2010
1. Guns of Fort Brady Marker
Inscription.  Union photographers Andrew J. Russell and T.C. Roche arrived south of Richmond in 1865 and recorded some of the most important images of Fort Brady. This view was taken from the parapet behind you and depicts the fort's fighting battery. In the six months of Fort Brady's wartime existence, these guns fired 1,356 rounds.
 
Erected 2010 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 23.484′ N, 77° 21.698′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Hoke Brady Road 0.9 miles south of Kingsland 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. Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Inside Fort Brady (here, next to this marker); Guarding the River (a few steps from this marker); Guarding the James
Fort Brady Gun Positions image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 10, 2010
2. Fort Brady Gun Positions
(a few steps from this marker); Battle of Trent's Reach (a few steps from this marker); Union Defensive Lines (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Brady Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
More about this marker. On the bottom is a photo with the caption, "During the Battle of Trent's Reach, Confederate gunners across the river disabled the enormous 100-pounder Parrott rifle seen in the foreground."
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Desperate Ironclad Assault at Trent's Reach. September 1995 issue of America's Civil War magazine (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled "Inside Fort Brady" (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Inside of battery, Fort Brady, Petersburg lines image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
3. Inside of battery, Fort Brady, Petersburg lines
U.S. National Archives [111-B-638]
Fort Brady gun positions along the far wall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 10, 2010
4. Fort Brady gun positions along the far wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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