Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
"Those fellows fought well, sir. They came up at a double quick, with their guns at a right shoulder shift, and leaped into the ditch. Then they began to assist one another up the parapet and...many of them were shot down upon the edge." Unidentified Confederate artillerist in Richmond Whig
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 26.821′ N, 77° 22.808′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Park Road 0.3 miles north of Mill 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. Richmond Battlefields (here, next to this marker); Fort Gilmer (here, next to this marker); Black Troops Attack at Chaffin’s FarmRichmond Defences (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Fort Gilmer (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Harrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Successful Colonial Tobacco Crop (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Johnson (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
More about this marker. On the right is drawing with the caption, "The Union attackers had no advantages here. Confederates cut down all trees, providing a deadly field of fire for their artillery and infantry."
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled "Black Troops Attack at Chaffin’s Farm" (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 12, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.