Dutch Gap Canal

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411 Coxendale Road
Chester, VA 23831
Region Central Virginia
Locality Chesterfield
Phone: (804) 796-7121
Henricus Historical Park: (804) 706-1340
Fax: (804) 777-9643
Email jchaptertwo@aol.com
Dutch Gap Canal www.chesterfieldhistory.com

Union troops began digging the Dutch Gap Canal in 1864 to bypass a bend in the James River dominated by Confederate forts. The effort failed, but the canal was later completed and now is the main channel of the James River.
Henricus Historical Park.

Last Updated: 6/25/2009 4:35 PM
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