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Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Bermuda Hundred Campaign

 
 
The Bermuda Hundred Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 29, 2015
1. The Bermuda Hundred Campaign Marker
Inscription. This photograph of the Dutch Gap Canal was taken from near this location in 1865. It shows the canal with a dredge boat in the background. The canal was dug in an attempt to bypass Confederate gun positions at Battery Dantzler approximately one mile to your right. Work on the canal began in August 1864 and ended in December of that year. Changes in the Federal and Confederate lines north of the river in September 1864 made the canal of little strategic value and it was not fully completed until after the war. In the 1930‘s the left bank of the canal was widened to create the modern day river channel. The low area behind the dredge in the photograph is now a golf course.

This sign was sponsored by Douglas Waters, Carrollton, TX
 
Erected 2015 by The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 37° 22.595′ N, 77° 21.616′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Henricus Park Road 1.3 miles east of Coxendale Road. Touch for map. Located in Henricus Historical Park 300 yards north of the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Bermuda Hundred Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 29, 2015
2. The Bermuda Hundred Campaign Marker
walking distance of this marker. USCTs At Dutch Gap (here, next to this marker); Dutch Gap Canal (here, next to this marker); The James River...Floating Through The Centuries (a few steps from this marker); Dutch Gap (a few steps from this marker); The Tides (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Malady (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lightkeeper’s House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of Henricopolis (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Henricus Historical Park. (Submitted on August 29, 2015.)
2. The Bermuda Hundred Campaign. The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia. (Submitted on August 29, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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