Remembrance (HM1946)

Location: Chester, VA 23836 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.904', W 77° 23.682'

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Richmond National Battlefield Park

Many of the men, like Major Parker and Lieutenant J. Thompson Brown, returned to their homes in Richmond after the war. Brown became a successful local businessman, and in 188 purchased the ground here in order to preserve the area where the battery spent so much of its service. 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.

Right: William M. Evans outlived all the other members of the battery, dying in 1939 at age 92. Here he stands at the monument in 1937 with the battlefield park's first historian, Floyd Taylor.

Left: The survivors of Parker's "Boy Company" became very active in veteran's affairs after the war. At the unveiling of the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond, Parker's men crowded around the base of the statue.
HM NumberHM1946
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287888 N 4136212
Decimal Degrees37.34840000, -77.39470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.904', W 77° 23.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 54.24" N, 77° 23' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13131 Parkers Battery Rd, Chester VA 23836, US
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