Finishing Fort Drewry
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 25.314 W 077° 25.313
18S E 285689 N 4144430
Quick Description: Drewry’s Bluff- 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.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2020 11:15:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM134V1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Long Description:
Finishing Fort Drewry-Richmond National Battlefield Park--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

LOCATION: Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Fort Darling Road half a mile north of Bellwood Road. This marker is located in the Drewry’s Bluff (Fort Darling) unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Postal address: 7600 Fort Darling Road, Richmond VA 23237
Related Website: [Web Link]

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