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Near Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Powder Magazine

Fort Brady – 1864

 
 
Powder Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Powder Magazine Marker
Inscription.  Directly in front of you is the site of a powder magazine, where ammunition and gunpowder were stored.

An explosion there could obliterate the fort. To bomb-proof the magazine, structural timbers were covered with a thick layer of earth.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 23.485′ N, 77° 21.697′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Hoke Brady Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on a walking trail in the Fort Brady Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. 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 Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Guns of Fort Brady (here, next to this marker); Inside Fort Brady (here, next to this marker); Guarding the River (a few steps from this marker); Guarding the James
Marker inside Fort Brady image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Marker inside Fort Brady
The remains of the Civil War powder magazine can be seen in this photo behind the marker.
(a few steps from this marker); Battle of Trent's Reach (a few steps from this marker); Union Defensive Lines (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Brady Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one at this location titled, "Powder Magazine"
 
Also see . . .  Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Richmond National Battlefield Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Richmond National Battlefield Park
Marker is in the Fort Brady Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Fort Brady, Va. Entrance to magazine image. Click for full size.
circa 1864
4. Fort Brady, Va. Entrance to magazine
Library of Congress [LC-B811- 2705]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 897 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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