Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Richmond National Battleﬁeld Park
When Parkerís Battery took up its position here on June 17, 1864, the earthen fortifications had become a critical part of Richmondís defenses.
Confederate 7 inch double banded Brooke Rifle inside Battery Dantzler, 1865. The fortís well-preserved earthworks are part of Chesterfield Countyís park system.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 20.964′ N, 77° 23.664′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Ware Bottom Spring Road 0.1 miles east of Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located within the Parkerís Battery Unit of the Richmond
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Parkerís Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Parker's Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remembrance (about 400 feet away); Battery Dantzler (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Howlett Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howlett Line Gun Position (approx. 0.4 miles away); Construction of the Howlett Line (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
2. Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “Howlett Line" (Submitted on June 27, 2013.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.