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

Richmond Defences

Advanced Works of the Outer Line

 
 
Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription. Running Southeastward and then Southwestward. A Confederate earthwork, three miles long, here crossed the Darbytown Road. This fortification was designed to cover the Main Outer Line, with which it connected, one mile North of this point.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 46.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 28.372′ N, 77° 20.562′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Darbytown Road half a mile east of Strath Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Darbytown Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 0.8 miles away); Defenses of Richmond (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1862 Peninsula Campaign (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lee vs. Grant
Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
2. Richmond Defences Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Lee (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Rolfe (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varina.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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