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. A different marker also named Surprise Attack (here, next to 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). 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."
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled "Surprise Attack" (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 794 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.