Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Richmond Evacuation Fire
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA–42.)
Location. 37° 32.289′ N, 77° 26.17′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and 9th Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Anna Maria Lane The Bell Tower (about 400 feet away); The Treasury Building of the Confederate States of America (about 400 feet away); Great Turning Basin (about 600 feet away); Edgar Allen Poe (about 600 feet away); Evacuation Fire (about 600 feet away); Evacuation of Richmond (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. Marker is one block south of Capitol Square.
Also see . . .
1. About the Burning of Richmond. First-hand account by H.H. Sturgis, the person who started the fire, published in the Confederate Veteran in 1909. (Submitted on June 5, 2008.)
2. Burning of Richmond / Last to Cross Mayo’s Bridge. 1897 letter by Lieutenant-Colonel R.T.W. Duke to the Richmond Dispatch. “...I turned and looked back; the city of Richmond was in flames. From all the windows of the Gallego Mills tongues of flame were bursting out; dense clouds of smoke, sparks and flames were reaching skyward. Were I a painter, even now, after thirty-two years, I could paint the scene. The sight was awfully grand. I felt the end was nigh. ...” (Submitted on June 5, 2008.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.