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

Outer Fortifications

 
 
Outer Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2011
1. Outer Fortifications Marker
Inscription. The Exterior Line of Richmond's Civil War defenses crossed Brook Road near here. Occasional Union cavalry raids threatened from the north, making this portion of the city's elaborate earthen defenses especially significant. Union troops briefly captured this line on three occasion; during Stoneman's Raid in May 1863; during the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid in March 1864; and during Sheridan's Raid in May 1864. In each case, Confederate authorities elected not to defend this ground, and the Union horsemen eventually swerved away from the city.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 6.)
 
Location. 37° 36.679′ N, 77° 27.415′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Brook Road (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles north of Brook Run Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richmond Defences (here, next to this marker); Campaign of 1781 (here, next to this marker); Brook Road (a few steps from this marker); Stuart's Ride (about 400 feet
Outer Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2011
2. Outer Fortifications Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Fortifications (about 500 feet away); The Fort Under Attack (about 500 feet away); Gabrielís Insurrection (about 500 feet away); Gabriel's Rebellion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Nearby Brook Hill Fortifications image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Nearby Brook Hill Fortifications
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 148 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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