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

The Half-Way House

 
 
The Half-Way House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
1. The Half-Way House Marker
Inscription. The house that stood here, midway between Richmond and Petersburg, was a landmark in the campaign of 1864. East and Southeast were Batteries Brooks, Semmes, Wood and Dantzler which defended the South side of James river from Drewry’s Bluff to the Howlett Line.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 23.136′ N, 77° 25.479′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (Virginia Route 301) and Wonderview Drive, on the left when traveling south on Jefferson Davis Highway. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Halfway House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Half-Way House (within shouting distance of this marker); Into the "Bottle" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Proctor's Creek Fight (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff
The Half-Way House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2003
2. The Half-Way House Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Osbornes (approx. 1.2 miles away); Farrar's Island (approx. 1.2 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 1,110 times since then and 46 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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