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Richmond's War of 1812 Defensive Camps V-53 | Marker History

Richmond’s War of 1812 Defensive Camps Marker, V-53

During the War of 1812, Virginia established three militia posts on the outskirts of Richmond to guard against possible British invasion. Within a mile of this point was built Camp Carter (Sept.1814-Feb. 1815) under the command of Gen. John H. Cocke. Camp Holly Springs (April 1813-Feb. 1814) was located five miles southwest at Route 5 near Newmarket Road, under Gen. Robert Porterfield. Camp Bottoms’ Bridge (Sept.-Nov. 1814), under the command of Gen. William Chamberlayne, was two miles east at Bottoms Bridge. These posts were never threatened by British forces during the war.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: 09/30/10
Original Sponsor: War of 1812 Commission - Department of Historic Resources
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location - Route 60, at the interchange of I-295, just east or just west of the intersection
GPS Location: 37.507785,-77.266417
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