Just east of this point running from the James River to the Appomattox River, was the Confederate defense line known as the Howlett line, named for the Howlett House that stood at the north end of the line. Established in May, 1864, by General Beauregard's troops after the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, the line became famous as the "Cork in the Bottle" by keeping General Butler's Army of the James at bay. The Union line was one mile to the east. Parker's Virginia Battery was one-half mile to the south.
Geographic Location: Chesterfield County
Physical Description of Location: 1901 W. Hundred Road Chester, VA 23836. Located on W. Hundred Road (Rt. 10), 0.4 miles east of the intersection of W. Hundred Road (Rt. 10) and I-95. Marker is on the right when traveling east on W. Hundred Road (Rt. 10).
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