Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Storming the Fort
William S. Hubbell, 21st Connecticut Infantry
Captain Cecil Clay commanded the 58th Pennsylvania Infantry during the September 29, 1864 assault. Seizing a flag, the 22-year-old Clay scaled the wall of Fort Harrison and stood atop the parapet waving the banner until felled by severe wounds. For his streme gallantry at Fort Harrison, Clay received the Medal of Honor in 1892.
Location. 37° 25.579′ N, 77° 22.45′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the walking trail in the Fort Harrison Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Fort Burnham Bombproof (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Counterattack (about 400 feet away); Confederate Trenches (about 400 feet away); A Unique Photograph (about 400 feet away); Grant Under Fire (about 500 feet away); The Killing Fields (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
Also see . . . Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 670 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Jeffry Burden of Richmond, Virginia.