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Location: Richmond, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 23.485', W 77° 21.697'

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A photographer captured Fort Brady's powder magazine in its prime, with men of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery (note the crossed cannon on one soldier's cap) proudly standing at its entrance. Most Civil War forts stored ammunition and volatile gunpowder beneath layers of dirt and timber, for safety. Accidental explosions could prove as hazardous as enemy fire.

Known images of Fort Brady number in the dozens, making it one of the most heavily photographed of Virginia's wartime fortifications. This view, and others on display here, allow you to share the perspective of the photographers and soldiers in 1864 and 1865.
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290938 N 4140912
Decimal Degrees37.39141667, -77.36161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.485', W 77° 21.697'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 29.1" N, 77° 21' 41.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9542 Hoke Brady Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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