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Fort Johnson
Battlefield Road
Richmond, Virginia 23223
Voice: 804-226-1981

The Union efforts to break the Confederate line north of Fort Harrison began at Fort Johnson and spread northward to Forts Gregg and Gilmer. Inexperienced troops from Pennsylvania and New York advanced from the east across ground that was open at that time. After suffering appalling casualties, a few men reached the ditch in front of the fort where they were eventually captured. This fort is probably named after Confederate Major General Bushrod R. Johnson of Tennessee.

   


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