Finishing Fort Drewry

Finishing Fort Drewry (HMOR2)

Location: Richmond, VA 23237
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.314', W 77° 25.313'

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Immediately after the battle, men of Chesterfield County's own Southside Artillery, along with others, worked to strengthen the fort. The section before you was likely their first project. Eventually the earthworks around you formed an enclosed fort, armed with as many as eight large guns. Although the defenses at Drewry's Bluff became more and more powerful, the fort never fired another shot in anger.

"Don't a man leave for the quarters, for I want you to fix up these parapets that have been knocked down, and those sand-bags torn to pieces must be replaced and get ready for them, for the boats will probably be back here again in two hours."
Capt. Augustus Drewry, commanding Southside Artillery, quoted by Sgt. Samuel A. Mann
HM NumberHMOR2
Year Placed2010
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 8:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285689 N 4144430
Decimal Degrees37.42190000, -77.42188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.314', W 77° 25.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 18.84" N, 77° 25' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7600 Fort Darling Rd, Richmond VA 23237, US
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