Near Henrico in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Five years later a battlefield visitor explained the fate of many Confederates killed on September 30, 1864:
"We saw in a small field northwest of the fort...about 50, or more, bodies—or, the bones of bodies...and in the adjacent bushes were four times the number...the tenant of the land has gathered up two large piles of the bones and burnt them to ashes."
Richmond Dispatch, April 8, 1869
Artist William Waud made this sketch while the Confederate counterattack was underway. In the days following this attack, the Confederates steadily shelled the Union defenders
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 25.653′ N, 77° 22.377′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Battlefield Park Road 0.2 miles from Picnic Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Fort Harrison unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park and can be reached by hiking the 1/5-mile trail at the fort. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8621 Battlefield Park Road, Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Harrison Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); A Unique Photograph (within shouting distance of this marker); First Park Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Park Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Fighters (within shouting distance of this marker); Counterattack (within shouting distance of this marker); Surprise Attack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Harrison (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
More about this marker. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled "Counterattack" (see nearby markers)
Also see . . . Fort Harrison. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on July 15, 2015.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2015, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.