Richmond National Battlefield ParkThese earthworks are part of the Confederate defensive position known as the Howlett Line. It was a string of interconnected redoubts and entrenchments that stretched for eight miles. The line took its name from the Howlett House located at its northern end near Battery Dantzler. Forts housing large-caliber guns anchored the line on the James River to the north and the Appomattox River to the south. The Howlett Line played a critical role in defending the southeastern approaches to Richmond and northeastern approaches to Petersburg.
|Placed By||Richmond National Battlefield Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 287918 N 4136322|
|Decimal Degrees||37.34940000, -77.39440000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 20.964', W 77° 23.664'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 20' 57.84" N, 77° 23' 39.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1801 Ware Bottom Spring Rd, Chester VA 23836, US|
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