Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Harrison Trail
In 1862, 30-year-old Lieutenant William E. Harrison supervised the construction of the fort that eventually bore his name. Harrison was an engineer, educated at the Virginia Military Institute. He died in northern Virginia in 1873.
Maine native Hiram Burnham, a brigadier general, survived many of Virginia's great battles before being killed while leading his brigade in the attack on Fort Harrison. Union officers renamed the captured fort in his honor.
Erected 2010 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 25.666′ N, 77° 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. A different marker also named Fort Harrison Trail (here, next to this marker); First Park Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named First Park Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Fighters (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Counterattack (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Harrison (within shouting distance of this marker); A Unique Photograph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Harrison (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
More about this marker. On the upper left are portraits of Confederate Lieutenant William E. Harrison and Union Brigadier General Hiram Burnham.
On the bottom is a photo of "Union soldiers inside Fort Harrison October 1864"
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled "Fort Harrison Trail" (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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 863 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.