Near Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
With the collapse of the Confederate lines around Petersburg in early April 1865, the position here was vacated and the artillerists joined in the long march to Appomattox Court House. Having spent nearly 10 months in these entrenchments, almost one-fourth of their wartime service, the surviving members of Parkerís Battery came to view their experience here with some feelings of affection.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 37° 20.904′ N, 77° 23.664′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Ware Bottom Spring Road 0.1 miles east of Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Parker's Battery (here, next to this marker); Remembrance (within shouting distance of this marker); Howlett Line (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boy Company (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Parkerís Battery (about 600 feet away); Howlett Line Gun Position (approx. 0.3 miles away); Construction of the Howlett Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battery Dantzler (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one also named Parker's Battery (see nearby markers).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,879 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.