May 23, 2009

Fort Harrison, Richmond

teaching outdoors

Dr. Poland Explains the Battle of Fort Harrison

The earthworks here are well-preserved.

The sign depicts a map of the fort and says:
fort harrison
Fort Harrison Trail
Both Federals and Confederates occupied this fort. Originally these earthworks were part of the 1862 Richmond line of defense.

When Federal troops overran the fort in 1864, they built more than half the earthworks you will see on the tour, and defended them till the end of the war.

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