Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters (HMVLA)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 25.676', W 77° 22.354'

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By November 1864, several thousand African American soldiers, designated as United States Colored Troops or USCT, held Fort Harrison and the nearby earthworks. Many of these men had survived the bloody combat at New Market Heights, Fort Gilmer, and the Confederate counterattack against Fort Harrison where they defended the earthworks in front of you. These same soldiers remained here until the following April and were among the first Union troops to enter the Confederate capital.
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HM NumberHMVLA
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290071 N 4144988
Decimal Degrees37.42793333, -77.37256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.676', W 77° 22.354'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 40.56" N, 77° 22' 21.24" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8367-8761 Battlefield Park Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US
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