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

Richmond Defences

Crossing of the Main Outer Line

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 11, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription. The eastern face of the Outer Line of the Confederate defences of Richmond, which here crossed the Darbytown Road, extended Southward from the heights of the Chickahominy to Chaffin's Bluff on James River, a distance of about 11 miles.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 28.821′ N, 77° 21.247′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Darbytown Road 0.2 miles east of South Laburnum Avenue, 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. A different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 0.8 miles away); Defenses of Richmond (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1862 Peninsula Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lee vs. Grant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Darbytown Road (approx. one mile away); John Rolfe (approx.
Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 11, 2003
2. Richmond Defences Marker
1.2 miles away); Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Lee (approx. 1.5 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 755 times since then and 40 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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