Fort Stevens

Fort Stevens (HM9OF)

Location: Richmond, VA 23237
Country: United States of America

N 37° 24.205', W 77° 25.774'

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Built in 1862, Fort Stevens was part of the Confederate inter-defense line of Richmond. This fort was named for Col. W.H. Stevens, who was in charge of the construction of Richmond's defenses. Most fortifications were built quickly and made of earth supported by logs. Because Fort Stevens did not immediately come under fire, it was built with a sandbag interior, making it more permanent.

Not until May 14, 1864, was this strong position attacked. Two days later, it became the pivot point for the Confederate counterattack on Gen. Benjamin Butler's Army of the James. During this time, Fort Stevens was occupied by the 27th South Carolina Infantry of Hagood's Brigade and the four guns of the Surry Light Artillery of Surry County, Va. On the morning of May 16, the Surry Light Artillery was removed and put in support of the counterattack on Gen. Butler's army.
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HM NumberHM9OF
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Placed ByChesterfield County
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284957 N 4142396
Decimal Degrees37.40341667, -77.42956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.205', W 77° 25.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 12.30" N, 77° 25' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8900 Pams Ave, Richmond VA 23237, US
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