Here ran, east and west, the intermediate line of Richmond defenses during the Civil War. Near this spot on 1 March 1864 Union Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick halted his raid that was intended to free Union prisoners and lower morale in the Confederate capital. A detachment led by Col. Ulric Dahlgren was defeated to the west of the city. On 2 March Dahlgren was killed; Southern morale soared.
Geographic Location: Richmond (City)
Physical Description of Location: Northwest corner of intersection of Chamberlayne Avenue (US 1 and 301) and W Laburnum Avenue (Virginia 197). Marker is on right when traveling south in Chamberlayne Avenue, just prior to intersection with W Laburnum Avenue.
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