Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
48th Alabama Regiment Monument
“To the 48th Alabama Regiment
Darbytown Road-August 16, 1864
Where it lost five-sixths of its men and
four-fifths of its officers, and captured
more prisoners than its total, and
did not lose a prisoner.
No men ever fought more heroically”
Col. William C. Oates
Col. Oates lost his right arm in this engagement. He later served as governor of Alabama. A congressman and brevet General in the Spanish-American War.
Erected on this property preserved by the Richmond Battlefields Association
With appreciation to Marion Oates Charles
Erected 2013 by Marion Oates Charles.
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 37° 26.896′ N, 77° 17.343′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Yahley Mill Road, 0.1 miles south of Darbytown Road, on the left when traveling south. 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 39th Illinois Veteran Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Battle of Deep Bottom (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pleasants v. Pleasants (approx. 1.7 miles away); Darby House (approx. 1.7 miles away); New Market Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sad Reunion (approx. 1.9 miles away); The War of 1812 / Richmond's War of 1812 Defensive Camps (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of New Market Heights (approx. 2 miles away).
Also see . . . Richmond Battlefields Association. This local battlefield preservation group has saved 60 acres of the Second Deep Bottom Battlefield (Fussell's Mill). (Submitted on June 20, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,121 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 20, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on November 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.