The Howlett Line

The Howlett Line (HMB6H)

Location: Chester, VA 23836 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 21.219', W 77° 23.834'

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Just east of this point running from the James River to the Appomattox River, was the Confederate defense line known as the Howlett line, named for the Howlett House that stood at the north end of the line. Established in May, 1864, by General Beauregard's troops after the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, the line became famous as the "Cork in the Bottle" by keeping General Butler's Army of the James at bay. The Union line was one mile to the east. Parker's Virginia Battery was one-half mile to the south.
HM NumberHMB6H
Marker NumberS 6
Year Placed1987
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 8:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287679 N 4136800
Decimal Degrees37.35365000, -77.39723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.219', W 77° 23.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 13.14" N, 77° 23' 50.04" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1901 W Hundred Rd, Chester VA 23836, US
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