A Permanent Post

A Permanent Post (HMVKP)

Location: Richmond, VA 23237
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.349', W 77° 25.395'

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By 1863 the Drewry's Bluff post expanded into a military city. Hundreds of Confederate soldiers, sailors, and Marines camped on these grounds. The Confederate States Naval Academy held classes in buildings and aboard the side-wheeled steamer CSS Patrick Henry, anchored in the James River. A wide variety of supporting structures were built that included barracks, a chapel, a post office, a hotel, and even a Masonic lodge. Steamships brought civilians down from Richmond nearly every day to picnic, socialize, and watch the sailors and Marines drill.

"This encampment resembles a pioneer village?one sees small log-houses with doors, windows, and fireplaces?."
Charles Girard, French envoy
Year Placed2011
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 6:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285570 N 4144497
Decimal Degrees37.42248333, -77.42325000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.349', W 77° 25.395'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 20.94" N, 77° 25' 23.70" 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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