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

Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield

 
 
Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
1. Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield Marker
Inscription. On a line that here crossed the Richmond–Petersburg turnpike, Confederate troops under command of General G.T. Beauregard attacked the Federal army of Major-General B.F. Butler on May 16, 1864 and forced its withdrawal to the Bermuda Hundred defences.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 57.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 23.801′ N, 77° 25.832′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (Virginia Route 301) 0.2 miles south of Willis Road, on the left when traveling south. 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. Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (a few steps from this marker); Fort Stevens (approx. half a mile away); First Virginia Infantry Regiment (approx. half a mile away); The Bermuda Campaign (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Stevens (approx. half a mile away);
Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
2. Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield Marker
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff (approx. 0.6 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Defences (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Half-Way House (approx. 0.8 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 1,465 times since then and 90 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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