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

Remembrance

 
 
Remembrance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Remembrance Marker
Inscription. Many of the men, like Major Parker and Lieutenant J. Thompson Brown, returned to their homes in and around Richmond after the war. In 188, Lieutenant Brown, then a successful local businessman, purchased the ground here in order to preserve the area on which the battery had spent so much of its service. Prior to Brownís death in 1921, the surviving members of Parkerís Battery erected the small granite monument before you as a token of remembrance to their fallen comrades and to their participation in the defense of their homes and capital.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 37° 20.904′ N, 77° 23.682′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County.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. This marker is located within the Parkerís Battery Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Ware Bottom Spring Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Remembrance (here, next to this marker);
Parker's Battery Remembrance Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Parker's Battery Remembrance Markers
Parker's Battery (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 500 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. On the left is a photo of “Unveiling of Robert E. Lee Equestrian Monument”. To the right of the photo is the following text: "Very active in veteranís activities, the surviving members of Parkerís “Boy Company” attended many local reunions and events, such as the 1887 unveiling of the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond. Parkerís men are crowded at the base of the statue."
 
Regarding Remembrance. This marker was replaced by a new one also named Remembrance (see nearby markers).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Granite monument erected by Parkerís Battery veterans prior to 1921. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. Granite monument erected by Parkerís Battery veterans prior to 1921.
Parkerís Battery C.S.A., Position, July 1864 to April 1865
Parkerís Battery Roll of Honor. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
4. Parkerís Battery Roll of Honor.
The 252 men whose names appear on this roster all served in Parkerís Battery. Although some of these soldiers had left the unit or died by 1864 or 1865, a great many of them were here, on this ground, manning these fortifications that were part of the Howlett Line.
 
 
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 918 times since then and 36 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.
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