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

Drewry’s Bluff Defences

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
1. Drewry’s Bluff Defences Marker
Inscription. Here, on the second line of the Drewry’s Bluff defences, Confederate troops were concentrated May 12-15, 1864, to take the offensive against a Federal force that had advanced from Bermuda Hundred under command of General B.F. Butler and had cut the Richmond–Petersburg railroad.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 56.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 24.295′ N, 77° 26.114′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Perrymont Road 0.1 miles north of Norcliff Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23237, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Drewry’s Bluff ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bermuda Campaign ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Stevens ( approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Stevens ( approx. 0.3 miles away); First Virginia Infantry Regiment ( approx. 0.3
Drewry’s Bluff Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
2. Drewry’s Bluff Defences Marker
miles away); Bellwood Elk Herd ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff ( approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
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 1,126 times since then and 58 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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