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

Drewry’s Bluff

 
 
Drewry's Bluff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Drewry's Bluff Marker
Inscription. This bluff on the James River, a mile east, was fortified by Captain A. H. Drewry in 1862. A Union fleet, attempting to pass it, was driven back, May 15, 1862; and thereafter it served as a bar to attacks on Richmond by water. On June 16, 1864, Longstreet's Corps of Lee's army crossed the river there going to the defense of Petersburg.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number S-5.)
 
Location. 37° 25.62′ N, 77° 26.337′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) and Gwynn Avenue, on the right when traveling north 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 walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Drewry’s Bluff (a few steps from this marker); Falling Creek Iron Works (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Route 1 (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Village of Bensley (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Historic Route 1 (approx. ¾ mile away);
Drewry's Bluff Marker on Jeff Davis Highway image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Drewry's Bluff Marker on Jeff Davis Highway
Falling Creek Stone Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Cultural History (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Historic Village of Bensley (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Drewry's Bluff (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War Richmond. Information about Drewry's Bluff near Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Drewry's Bluff (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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