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

Broadway Landing

The Bermuda Hundred Campaign

 
 
Broadway Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2017
1. Broadway Landing Marker
Inscription. Broadway Landing was located three miles up the Appomattox River from City Point. It was the main supply depot for Federal artillery during the siege of Petersburg. Artillery pieces and ammunition were transported by ship or barge and offloaded there for distribution to the Bermuda Hundred front or the lines encircling Petersburg.

The Hopewell City Marina can be seen in the distance downriver from I-295. That marina now occupies the site of Broadway Landing.

(captions)
This photograph was taken from near this location looking downriver toward Broadway Landing. The pontoon bridge at the landing can be seen in the background.

The Pontoon Bridge at Broadway Landing

A close up of the image at left. The photographer just happened to capture the ghostly image of a dog standing on the bridge, forever recording a small piece of everyday life on the river during the final months of the Civil War.

Artillery pieces and mortars at Broadway Landing

Transport ships and docks at Broadway Landing
Photographs from Library of Congress

This sign was sponsored by Gary Staples, Jacksonville, NC
 
Erected 2016 by Chesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society.
 
Location.
Broadway Landing image. Click for full size.
Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
2. Broadway Landing
37° 19.012′ N, 77° 20.231′ 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. Abraham Lincoln at Point of Rocks (a few steps from this marker); Appomattox River Overlook (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); African-Americans in the Confederate War Effort (about 400 feet away); Point of Rocks Hospital Ward (about 400 feet away); United States Colored Troops in the Army of the James (about 400 feet away); The Siege of Petersburg Begins (about 600 feet away); The First Attacks on Petersburg (about 700 feet away); Nurses at Point of Rocks Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles 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. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Broadway Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 28, 2017
3. Broadway Landing Marker
Broadway Landing, Virginia. Where Butler's troops crossed the Appomattox River image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
4. Broadway Landing, Virginia. Where Butler's troops crossed the Appomattox River
Library of Congress LC-B811-2617
[Broadway Landing, Va. Pontoon bridge across the Appomattox] image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
5. [Broadway Landing, Va. Pontoon bridge across the Appomattox]
Library of Congress LC-B811-2625
Dog standing on the bridge image. Click for full size.
1865
6. Dog standing on the bridge
Broadway Landing, Appomattox River, Virginia. Ordnance (?) image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
7. Broadway Landing, Appomattox River, Virginia. Ordnance (?)
Library of Congress LC-B811-7
Docks with transports [Broadway Landing, Appomattox River, Virginia] image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
8. Docks with transports [Broadway Landing, Appomattox River, Virginia]
Library of Congress LC-B811- 2532
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 30, 2017.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   6. submitted on October 31, 2017.   7, 8. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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