Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Richmond National Battlefield Park
With the collapse of the Confederate lines around Petersburg in early April 1865, the position here was vacated and the artillerists joined in the long march to Appomattox Court House. Having spent nearly 10 months in these entrenchments, almost one-fourth of their wartime service, the surviving members of Parkerís Battery came to view their experience here with some feelings of affection.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 20.904′ N, 77° 23.664′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached 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. Remembrance (within shouting distance of this marker); Howlett Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boy Company (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Parkerís Battery (about 600 feet away); Howlett Line Gun Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); Construction of the Howlett Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battery Dantzler (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Howlett Line (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “Parker's Battery” (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.