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Enon in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pontoon Bridge

The Bermuda Hundred Campaign

 
 
Pontoon Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2017
1. Pontoon Bridge Marker
Inscription. This photograph was taken from this spot in 1865. The flat area in front of you is where the hut in the photograph once stood. In June of 1864 a pontoon bridge was built across the marshy ground in the photograph. The first attacks on Petersburg took place across that bridge moving from your right to your left.

This sign was sponsored by Jeff and Rebecca Cumins, Mechanicsville, VA
 
Erected 2016 by Chesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society.
 
Location. 37° 19.178′ N, 77° 20.309′ W. Marker is in Enon, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Enon Church Road (Virginia Route 746) and Point of Rocks Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located in Historic Point of Rocks Park (under development). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1005 Enon Church Rd, Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The United States Submarine Propeller Alligator (here, next to this marker); The Appomattox River Raid, June 26-28, 1862 (here, next to this marker); The Strachan House (about 300 feet
Petersburg, Virginia (vicinity). View of Appomattox River image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
2. Petersburg, Virginia (vicinity). View of Appomattox River
Library of Congress LC-B811-2614
away, measured in a direct line); The First Attacks on Petersburg (about 400 feet away); Nurses at Point of Rocks Hospital (about 500 feet away); Point of Rocks Hospital (about 500 feet away); Historic Point of Rocks (about 500 feet away); Crimean Ovens (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enon.
 
Also see . . .  Bermuda Hundred Sign Campaign. Blue & Gray Education Society (Submitted on October 30, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil
 
Pontoon Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2017
3. Pontoon Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 30, 2017.   3. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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