The Richmond History Podcast

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Map of Richmond from the Civil War Showing Fulton

Map of Richmond and vicinity, from the Official Records Atlas, Plate LXXVII, #1. Prepared by Nathaniel Micheler, 1867

If you ever wanted to bust through a confederate battery without buying a Union uniform,a Springfield rifled musket and all of the fix-ens that it takes to become a genuine reenactor or getting a time machine and go back to the 1860's, just drive west on Williamsburg Rd in Richmond, Va's Fulton Hill neighborhood.  From the maps, It seems like Confederate battery 3 (shown in red on the map below) was just west of Darbytown Road and just west of what is today the Government Rd and Williamsburg Rd intersection.  That means that is also just west of the Richmond National Cemetery where Union soldiers who had been buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery, Rockett's Landing, Belle Isle and any other place they could be found in Richmond were reentered so that they could have proper burials.

Map of Richmond and vicinity, from the Official Records Atlas, Plate LXXVII, #1. Prepared by Nathaniel Micheler, 1867

Battery 3 seems to be almost on top of the Neighborhood Resource Center in Fulton and almost on top of my house.  If I had a metal detector my neighbors may be seeing my in their back yards, but I don't.

So, no metal detecting but I will pretend to be A Union Soldier from the future riding in my Kia brand iron horse through the Confederate battery when I drive down Williamsburg Rd.
Damn, that means I am either a Confederate or retreating when I go the other way...


Thanks to Mike Gorman's Civil War Richmond site for the maps
www.mdgorman.com



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