Fort Brady Trail

Fort Brady Trail (HMLY5)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 23.53', W 77° 21.645'

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Before you looms Fort Brady, one of the best-preserved Civil War forts in the National Park Service. Like most of the fortifications built during the Civil War, Fort Brady was made of earth instead of fragile bricks. Dirt could better withstand the heavy artillery projectiles used by both sides.

Union gunners who occupied Fort Brady for six months between October 1864 and April 1865 found garrison life anything but dull. Confederate gunners, stationed in batteries across the James River, shelled the fort frequently, and one major attack in January 1865 resulted in many Union casualties.
HM NumberHMLY5
Year Placed2010
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:40am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291017 N 4140993
Decimal Degrees37.39216667, -77.36075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.53', W 77° 21.645'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 31.80" N, 77° 21' 38.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9900 Hoke Brady Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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