Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
óRichmond Natíl Battleﬁeld Pk – 1862/64 ó
Although Federal operations here did not achieve the immediate capture of Richmond, the permanent presence of Northern soldiers so close to the capital city did contribute to the extension of the Confederate lines. The fall of Fort Harrison provoked more fighting. Three separate October battles along the Darbytown Road, north of here, increased the pressure on Richmondís defenses, and kept the armies active in this area until the decisive events of the following spring.
Left Marker: Fort Harrison / Chaffinís Farm
-- 2nd Lt. Thomas Porterfield, 2nd Pennsylvania Provisional Heavy Artillery, speaking of the Confederates on September 30, 1864
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 37° 25.684′ N, 77° 22.391′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Park Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the Fort Harrison Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Fort Harrison (within shouting distance of this marker); First Park Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Park Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Harrison Trail Freedom Fighters (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Counterattack (within shouting distance of this marker); A Unique Photograph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Counterattack (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
More about this marker. The left of the main marker contains a map of the different units of Richmond National Battlefield Park , with the location of Fort Harrison indicated. The lower right of the marker includes a map of the fortifications from Fort Gilmer to Fort Brady. The left marker features a picture of Union troops fighting off a Confederate counterattack at Fort Harrison.
Regarding Fort Harrison. This marker was replaced by a new one also named Fort Harrison> (see nearby markers).
Also see . . .
1. Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Fort Harrison. Richmond Battlefields Fort (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.