Outer Fortifications

Outer Fortifications (HMVVY)

Location: Richmond, VA 23227
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 36.679', W 77° 27.415'

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The Exterior Line of Richmond's Civil War defenses crossed Brook Road near here. Occasional Union cavalry raids threatened from the north, making this portion of the city's elaborate earthen defenses especially significant. Union troops briefly captured this line on three occasion; during Stoneman's Raid in May 1863; during the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid in March 1864; and during Sheridan's Raid in May 1864. In each case, Confederate authorities elected not to defend this ground, and the Union horsemen eventually swerved away from the city.
Marker NumberE 6
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283138 N 4165529
Decimal Degrees37.61131667, -77.45691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.679', W 77° 27.415'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 40.74" N, 77° 27' 24.90" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5890 Brook Rd, Richmond VA 23227, US
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