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Outer Fortifications Marker, E-6

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 Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 03/18/10
Year On Marker: 2010
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Richmond, VA 23227. Located on Brook Road (Hwy 1), 0.5 miles north of the intersection of Brook Road (Hwy 1) and I-95. Marker is on the right when traveling north on Brook Road (Hwy 1).
GPS Location: 37.6113089820,-77.4569099760
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