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Home Virginia Chesterfield County Richmond Historical Markers Drewry's Bluff (2)

Drewry's Bluff (2)

Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 25' 37.213284", -77° 26' 20.20866"
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This bluff on the James River, a mile east, was fortified by Captain A. H. Drewry in 1862. A Union fleet, attempting to pass it, was driven back, May 15, 1862; and thereafter it served as a bar to attacks on Richmond by water. On June 16, 1864, Longstreet's Corps of Lee's army crossed the river there going to the defense of Petersburg.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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