Near Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Brady – 1864
An explosion there could obliterate the fort. To bomb-proof the magazine, structural timbers were covered with a thick layer of earth.
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service.
Location. 37° 23.485′ N, 77° 21.697′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Hoke Brady Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on a walking trail in the Fort Brady 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Guns of Fort Brady (here, next to this marker); Guarding the James (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Trent's Reach (a few steps from this marker); Fort Brady Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Brady (about 400 feet away); The Tides (approx. one mile away); Dutch Gap (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
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Also see . . . Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.