U. S. CIVIL WAR
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This small Confederate artillery work helped to immobilize Union
Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James during its attack on Richmond in May,
1864. Fighting, which continued into June, successfully "bottled up" Butler at
Bermuda Hundred. The battery then became part
of the Howlett Line helping to defend Richmond until the capital was abandoned
in April 1865.
(Text Source: U.S. Gov't, National Park Service)
Map of Parker's Battery (Including the N.P.S. Interpretation
Trail and the Location of the Photographs in this section.)
The photograph locations are marked by letters which are referred
to in the text.(Click on a letter to view a representative photograph)
Entrance to Parker's Battery.   (A)
Parker's Battery Entrance Sign.   (A)
This sign displays the Richmond National Battlefield Park Map (see reference), and a map of Parker's Battery, with a brief description.
A more descriptive sign on the Interepretation trail.   (B)
Parker's Battery Interepretation Trail   (C)