Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Richmond National Battlefield Park
When Parker’s Battery took up its position here on June 17, 1864, the earthen fortifications had become a critical part of Richmond’s defenses.
Confederate 7 inch double banded Brooke Rifle inside Battery Dantzler, 1865. The fort’s well-preserved earthworks are part of Chesterfield County’s park system.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1862.
Location. 37° 20.964′ N, 77° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Ware Bottom Spring Road, Chester VA 23836, 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 Howlett Line (here, next to this marker); The Boy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Boy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Parker’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Parker’s Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Parker's Battery (about 400 feet away); Remembrance (about 400 feet away); Battery Dantzler (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Old Marker At This Location also titled "Howlett Line".
Also see . . . Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.