Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Braving the Fire
From a sketch by noted artist, William Waud.
Some of our men fall riddled with bullets; great gaps are rent in our ranks as the shells cut their way through us, or burst in our midst; a solid shot or shell striking directly will bore straight through ten or twenty men; here are some men literally cut in two, others yonder are blown to pieces -- and the horrors of an assault in force... are repeated over and over again.
S. Millett Thompson, 13th New Hampshire Infantry
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 25.551′ N, 77° 22.346′ W. Marker was in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker could be reached from Battlefield Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on the walking trail in the Fort Harrison Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Marker was in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Killing Fields (here, next to this marker); Union Entrenchments Confederate Trenches (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant Under Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Big Guns Spoke" (within shouting distance of this marker); Bombproof (within shouting distance of this marker); Surprise Attack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building Fort Burnham (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
More about this marker. This Marker was replaced by a new one named, "The Killing Fields"
Also see . . . Battlefield Tour - Ft Gilmer to Ft Brady. Richmond National Battlefield Park website. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.