Fort Harrison

Fort Harrison (HMAJX)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 27.264', W 77° 22.287'

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Fort Harrison served as one of the principal works in Richmond's defenses during the Civil War. On 29 Sept. 1864, Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James launched a two-pronged attack against Richmond's defenses as Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant had ordered. While African American regiments assaulted Confederate positions below New Market Heights to the east, Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord led part of XVIII Corps against Fort Harrison, located south of here. Captured after heavy resistance, the fort then became a Union stronghold. The next day, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee personally supervised several fierce counterattacks to regain the position, but the Federals held on.
Marker NumberV 2
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 12:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290244 N 4147923
Decimal Degrees37.45440000, -77.37145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 27.264', W 77° 22.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 27' 15.84" N, 77° 22' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2091 New Market Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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