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

Fort Brady Trail

 
 
Fort Brady Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 10, 2010
1. Fort Brady Trail Marker
Inscription. Before you looms Fort Brady, one of the best-preserved Civil War forts in the National Park Service. Like most of the fortifications built during the Civil War, Fort Brady was made of earth instead of fragile bricks. Dirt could better withstand the heavy artillery projectiles used by both sides.

Union gunners who occupied Fort Brady for six months between October 1864 and April 1865 found garrison life anything but dull. Confederate gunners, stationed in batteries across the James River, shelled the fort frequently, and one major attack in January 1865 resulted in many Union casualties.
 
Erected 2010 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
 
Location. 37° 23.53′ N, 77° 21.645′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Hoke Brady Road 0.9 miles south of Kingsland Road. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Brady (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Trent's Reach (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powder Magazine (about 400 feet away); a different marker also
Fort Brady Trail image. Click for full size.
2. Fort Brady Trail
This quarter-mile loop trail tours the interior of Fort Brady. Frequent signs use historic images to show the fort during the war. As you walk, be sure to compare the current landscape with the nearly unobstructed views available to the soldiers in 1864 and 1865.
named Powder Magazine (about 400 feet away); Guns of Fort Brady (about 400 feet away); Guarding the James (about 400 feet away); The Tides (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dutch Gap (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
 
More about this marker. The backdrop photo carries the caption, "Soldiers built winter quarters in November 1864 on the windswept bluff overlooking the river, next to Fort Brady."
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled "Union Defensive Lines" (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort Brady Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 10, 2010
3. Fort Brady Trail
Fort Brady image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 10, 2010
4. Fort Brady
Building Winter Quarters, Ft. Brady image. Click for full size.
1864
5. Building Winter Quarters, Ft. Brady
Library of Congress [LC-B811-2315B]
Interior of Fort Brady image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 10, 2010
6. Interior of Fort Brady
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,171 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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