Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
"Some half dozen heads behind glistening gun barrels appeared on a traverse some twenty feet away, and gave us a volley, dropping several men...myself among them." Richard C. Taylor, Confederate artillerist
Erected 2010 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1950.
Location. 37° 25.608′ N, 77° 22.343′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker 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. Grant Under Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Big Guns Spoke" (within shouting distance of this marker); A Unique Photograph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Counterattack (about 300 feet away); Confederate Counterattack (about 300 feet away); The Killing Fields (about 300 feet away); Bombproof (about 300 feet away); The Fort Parapet (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
More about this marker. On the right is a painting with the caption, "This 1960s painting depicts the fighting here and shows Union general Hiram Burnham receiving his death wound."
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Old Marker At This Location also titled "Surprise Attack".
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on July 11, 2010.)
2. Fort Harrison. Richmond Battlefields Association (Submitted on November 5, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.