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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM273Y_second-battle-of-fair-oaks_Henrico-VA.html
Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant ordered an assault here on 27 Oct. 1864 to divert Confederate attention from a Union attack near Petersburg. Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler, Union commander outside Richmond, aspired to outflank the Confederates and capture their…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26EW_the-dorey-family_Henrico-VA.html
Dairy farming became the new agricultural industry in Henrico County during the period following the Civil War. As early as 1880, there were 2,181 milk cows in the county. By the early 20th century, agriculturists boasted Henrico as the "Dair…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2636_the-fergusons-of-malvern-hill_Henrico-VA.html
William Ferguson and wife Myrtle Deane purchased Malvern Hill farm in 1942. The family was a steward of the land and its history for nearly 75 years. William moved to Henrico County in 1920 where he became manager of Curles Neck farm, helping it t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WVR_the-frayser-family-historical_Henrico-VA.html
You are located on a tract of land formerly owned by the Frayser family. This was the home of Jesse Frayser (1764-1827) and his wife Keziah Frayser (1761-1854). Jesse Frayser was a private in the Virginia Militia under the command of General Gates…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VK8_advancing-on-richmond-historical_Richmond-VA.html
(preface) For almost ten months beginning in mid-June 1864, the Army of the Potomac besieged the cities of Petersburg and Richmond from the east and south. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered the Union fortifications extended west of Petersburg a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U2D_curvy-course-historical_Richmond-VA.html
(panel 1) Curvy Course Navigating the curving meanders of the river above Jamestown was tedious for boaters in John Smith's day. Too difficult to sail, men had to row through long stretches known as the oxbows. Yet the colonists made numerous …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1T3I_henrico-history-historical_Henrico-VA.html
In 1611, Sir Thomas Dale established the second English settlement in the Virginia Colony. Dale named the town Henrico in honor of Henry, Prince of Wales. In 1612, Virginia's economy was transformed when John Rolfe introduced a new form of tobacco…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1T3H_the-war-of-1812-richmonds-war-of-1812-defensive-camps-historical_Henrico-VA.html
(obverse) The War of 1812 Impressment of Americans into British service and the violation of American ships were among the causes of America's War of 1812 with the British, which lasted until 1815. Beginning in 1813, Virginians suffered from a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PZZ_captain-thomas-harris_Richmond-VA.html
Captain Thomas Harris came to the Jamestown Colony from England in May 1611 on the ship Prosperous with Sir Thomas Dale. In 1635, a patent was issued to Harris for 750 acres. In 1636 this property was called Longfield and later was known as Curles…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PBW_one-last-advance_Henrico-VA.html
(preface) For almost ten months beginning in mid-June 1864, the Army of the Potomac besieged the cities of Petersburg and Richmond from the east and south. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered the Union fortifications extended west Petersburg and launch…
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