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

Richmond Defences

The Outer Line

 
 
Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 20, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription. Here the outer line of the Confederate defences of Richmond crossed Brook Road. This line, here distant five miles from the capitol, was built in 1862-64 and extended in a half-circle from the James River near the present University of Richmond to Chaffinís Bluff on the same river, below the city.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 36.675′ N, 77° 27.416′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Brook Road (U.S. 1) 0.4 miles from Interstate 95, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Campaign of 1781 ( here, next to this marker); Brook Road ( here, next to this marker); Outer Fortifications ( here, next to this marker); Stuart's Ride ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Fortifications ( about 500 feet away); The Fort Under Attack
Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 20, 2003
2. Richmond Defences Marker
( about 500 feet away); Gabrielís Insurrection ( about 500 feet away); Gabriel's Rebellion ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brook Hill Fortifications image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
3. Brook Hill Fortifications
Five hundred feet to the west of the Freeman marker, in the Brook Run shopping center, are the remnants of the northernmost outer fortifications of Richmond.
Brook Hill Fortifications image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
4. Brook Hill Fortifications
Brook Hill Fortifications image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
5. Brook Hill Fortifications
Brook Run (Upham Brook) at Brook Road Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
6. Brook Run (Upham Brook) at Brook Road Bridge
This stream, which gives the area its name, was a natural defensive barrier 500 yards north of the fort.
 
 
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 1,007 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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