Outer Defenses

Outer Defenses (HMAFN)

Location: Richmond, VA 23230
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 36.151', W 77° 30.891'

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By 1864, a complex series of fortifications north of Richmond and the James River protected the capital of the Confederacy. The outer line of western defenses crossed the road (then called the Deep Run Turnpike) here. The intermediate defensive line stood about three miles southeast and the inner line a mile farther, well within the present-day limits of Richmond. On 1 March 1864, Union Col. Ulric Dahlgren briefly penetrated the outer line to the southwest on Three Chopt Road during his abortive cavalry raid on the city. Dahlgren's force was repulsed at the intermediate line.
Marker NumberV 17
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 277998 N 4164688
Decimal Degrees37.60251667, -77.51485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.151', W 77° 30.891'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 9.06" N, 77° 30' 53.46" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6622-6624 W Broad St, Richmond VA 23230, US
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