Near Richmond in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Permanent Post
“This encampment resembles a pioneer village…one sees small log-houses with doors, windows, and fireplaces….”
Charles Girard, French envoy
Erected 2011 by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 25.349′ N, 77° 25.395′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Fort Darling Road half a mile north of Bellwood Road. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Drewry’s Bluff (Fort Darling) unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7600 Fort Darling Road, Richmond VA 23237, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Fort Darling (a few steps from this marker); Camp Beall (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Very Neat Chapel" (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot and Wooden Ships (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Covered Way (about 400 feet away); A Perfect Gibraltar (about 400 feet away); The USS Monitor (about 400 feet away); Drewry’s Bluff (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a period photo with the caption, "June 1865, Union officers and their wives gather at the front porch of a former Confederate building."
On the right is a map with the caption, "The Confederate Engineer Bureau prepared this important map in 1863, showing the layout of the Drewry’s Bluff post and fort."
Also see . . .
1. Drewry's Bluff. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on September 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Drewry's Bluff. Civil War Richmond (Submitted on September 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
1. Drewery's Bluff post Office
I lived on Dalebrook Drive in what was Drewer’s Bluff back in 1957
This was a memory of my past as my mother put me in a little Red wagon and pull me to the Post Office to get our mail with my little sister.
— Submitted January 8, 2012, by Emmett St.Clair of Kirkwood, Pennsylvania.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.