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After the repulse of the Union Navy on May 15, 1862, Drewry’s Bluff became famous as a tangible symbol of Confederate resistance.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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Drewry’s Bluff- Immediately after the battle, men of Chesterfield County’s own Southside Artillery, along with others, worked to strengthen the fort. The section before you was likely their first project.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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After its epic duel with the CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, the Monitor next found fame here at Drewry’s Bluff during the battle on May 15.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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When Federal gunboats rounded the distant bend in the James, they entered a shooting gallery. Confederate soldiers and Marines along the riverbanks raked the decks with musket fire. Confederate guns here in the fort opened fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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Drewry’s Bluff-While Confederate artillery fire repeatedly struck the USS Galena, three crewmen performed conspicuous acts of gallantry that would earn them the Medal of Honor.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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Drewry's Bluff-The little white chapel that stood here was built by soldiers of the garrison and held 150 people. Different ministers came from Richmond each week to preach.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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By 1863 the Drewry’s Bluff post expanded into a military city. Hundreds of Confederate soldiers, sailors, and Marines camped on these grounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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Drewry’s Bluff 1862-As capital of the Confederate States of America, Richmond, Virginia, became the constant target of Northern armies. It was vulnerable by water as well as by land. Gunboats could navigate the James River all the way to Richmond.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesEmpty Victory Fort Hoke-1864 - Henrico VA

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Here at Fort Hoke a small collection of Virginia artillerists tried valiantly to stop the Union advance. Their fire seriously wounded General E.O.C. Ord, the Union 18th Corps commander.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/14/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesConfederate Bulwark Fort Johnson -1864 - Henrico VA

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Fort Johnson was perfectly situated to protect Richmond. From this commanding ridge the Confederate garrison looked out across the treeless landscape that offered an open field of fire for their guns.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/14/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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General Robert E. Lee deplored the loss of Fort Harrison and made immediate efforts to recapture it. Lee himself accompanied a large body of reinforcements from Petersburg on September 29.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFort Harrison Trail - Henrico VA

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Confederate soldiers built Fort Harrison on this high point of land as part of their scheme to protect the approaches to Richmond. The Union army seized the fort after heavy fighting in September 1864, altered its appearance, and renamed it.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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Both Federals and Confederates occupied this fort. Originally these earthworks were part of the 1862 Richmond line of defense.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/14/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFirst Park Headquarters - Henrico VA

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This 1930s photograph shows the headquarters for the Richmond Battlefields Park Corporation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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By November 1864, several thousand African American soldiers, designated as United States Colored Troops or USCT, held Fort Harrison and the nearby earthworks.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/16/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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Confederate Fort Gilmer loomed as a major obstacle to any advance on Richmond. On the afternoon of September 29, 1864, several regiments of black troops stormed these works only to be driven back.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/14/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFort Brady - Richmond National Battlefield Park - Richmond, Virginia

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Fort Brady was constructed after the capture of Fort Harrison on September 29, 1864 by Federal troops.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Virginia

date approved: 07/09/2010

last visited: never

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U.S. Civil War SitesParker’s Battery Richmond National Battlefield Park - Chester VA

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A small monument, erected by the survivors of Parker’s Battery, emphasizes the importance of this place in their post-Civil War lives.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/17/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBoy Company Richmond National Battlefield Park - Chester VA

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This prominent battery in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia often went by its nickname, “The Boy Company.” Although the average battery member was 25 years old, the company had several lads between the ages of 14 and 19.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/17/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesHowlett Line Richmond National Battlefield Park - Chester VA

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These earthworks are part of the Confederate defensive position known as the Howlett Line. It was a string of interconnected redoubts and entrenchments that stretched for eight miles.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/17/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesRemembrance Richmond National Battlefield Park - Chester VA

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Sometime before 1906, the surviving members of Parker’s Battery erected the small granite monument here to commemorate their fallen comrades, and to emphasize the battery’s participation in the defense of their homes and capital.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/17/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesParker's Battery Richmond National Battlefield Park - Chester VA

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Parker’s men improved this earthen redoubt, referred to as a battery, so as to better protect their guns stationed behind its walls.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/17/2020

last visited: 10/02/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesLibby Prison-“Hope was all that sustained many.” - Richmond VA

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In the war nearly all Union prisoners in Virginia came though Libby before being distributed to other facilities such as Belle Isle here in Richmond, or Andersonville in Georgia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/22/2023

last visited: 06/22/2023

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U.S. Civil War SitesFirst Baptist Church - Richmond, VA

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A former historic church now is part of the Virginia Commonwealth University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 03/24/2016

last visited: 03/24/2016

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U.S. Civil War SitesPresident’s Mansion-White House of the Confederacy - Richmond VA

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This house was the executive mansion of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family from August 1861 until April 2, 1865. Davis was the Confederacy’s only president.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/22/2023

last visited: 06/22/2023

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