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

First Battle of Deep Bottom

 
 
First Battle of Deep Bottom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 29, 2009
1. First Battle of Deep Bottom Marker
Inscription. On the night of 26-27 July 1864, a Union battle group led by Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock crossed the James River on pontoon bridges a mile south. Hancock intended to attack Confederate defenses below Richmond while the primary Federal force in Petersburg launched a new offensive. He also planned to send cavalry northward to raid Richmond's railroad supply lines. On 27 July, men of the II Corps attacked the Confederate position along River Road (Rte. 5) and captured four cannons near here. Indecisiveness coupled with Confederate countermeasures stalled Hancock's operation. His force withdrew across the river on 29 July.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-164.)
 
Location. 37° 25.065′ N, 77° 17.685′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) 0.7 miles east of Longbridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pleasants V. Pleasants (approx. 0.6 miles away); Deep Bottom Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Deep Bottom Landing
New Market Road (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 29, 2009
2. New Market Road (facing east)
(approx. 0.9 miles away); New Market Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nathaniel Bacon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Curles Neck and Bremo (approx. 1.2 miles away); Captain Thomas Harris (approx. 1.2 miles away); The War of 1812 / Richmond's War of 1812 Defensive Camps (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varina.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of First Deep Bottom. Civil War Preservation Trust (Submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Deep Bottom I. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Enroughty ("Darby") House at First Deep Bottom Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 29, 2009
3. Enroughty ("Darby") House at First Deep Bottom Battlefield
First Deep Bottom Battlefield road trace image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 29, 2009
4. First Deep Bottom Battlefield road trace
First Deep Bottom Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 29, 2009
5. First Deep Bottom Battlefield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,686 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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