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The Williamsburg Courthouse was used in the Civil War as a confederate field hospital during the Battle of Williamsburg.

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location: Virginia

date approved: 03/04/2016

last visited: 05/18/2019

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When the Civil War erupted Endview was owned by Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis. Dr. Curtis organized local volunteers into the Warwick Beauregards (Co. H, 32rd Virginia Volunteer Infantry) at Endview and was elected the unit’s captain.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/28/2023

last visited: 06/28/2023

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U.S. Civil War SitesLebanon Church In the Line of March - Newport News VA

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Soon after Confederate Col. John Bankhead Magruder began organizing the Peninsula’s defenses at Yorktown on May 21, 1861, elements of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry established a courier station here. Countless Confederate soldiers marched by here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/28/2023

last visited: 06/28/2023

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U.S. Civil War SitesSkiffes Creek-The Defense of Mulberry Island - Newport News VA

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The redoubt before you is one of five earthworks built by the Confederates to help defend the Mulberry Island/James River flank of Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder’s 2nd Peninsula Defensive Line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/27/2023

last visited: 06/27/2023

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle of Lee’s Mill-Flames Appeared on all Sides - Newport News VA

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Brig. Gen. William F. “Baldy” Smith, found its progress slowed first by torrents of rain that made the roads almost impassable and then by Brig. Gen. Lafayette McLaws’ 1,800 Confederate troops with three guns at Lee’s Mill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/26/2023

last visited: 06/26/2023

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U.S. Civil War SitesFortification Design-1862 Peninsula Campaign - Newport News VA

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The Confederate field fortifications constructed on the Virginia Peninsula were influenced by seventeenth-century French military engineer Marshal Sebastien le Prestre de Vauban and nineteenth-century American engineering professor Dennis Hart Mahan.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/27/2023

last visited: 06/27/2023

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Warwick-Yorktown Line 1862 - Newport News VA

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On May 24, 1861, Confederate Col. John Magruder assumed command of the Peninsula’s defenses. The Confederate capital at Richmond was only 80 miles from Fort Monroe, and “Prince John” Magruder did not have enough artillery or men to capture the Union.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/27/2023

last visited: 06/27/2023

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Warwick River - Newport News VA

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Overlooking one of the James River’s tributaries, Lee’s Mill is a watershed property with a long history of settlement. The Native Americans of the Powhatan Confederation hunted and fished along the banks of the Warwick River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/27/2023

last visited: 06/27/2023

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U.S. Civil War SitesOne-Gun Battery - Newport News VA

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The twelve miles of Confederate defenses followed the course of the Warwick River one mile from Yorktown to Mulberry Island. Dam No. 1, the mid-point, was protected by this one-gun battery mounting a 12-pound howitzer.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/27/2023

last visited: 06/27/2023

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U.S. Civil War SitesYorktown-The Frowning Fortress of York - Yorktown VA

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On April 5, 1862, the Army of the Potomac’s 3rd Corps advanced against Yorktown along the York-Hampton Road, hoping for a victory to end the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/21/2023

last visited: 06/21/2023

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Here is where munition was stored by Union forces.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/27/2014

last visited: 12/27/2014

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U.S. Civil War SitesTen Pound Parrott Rifle and Limber - Newport News VA

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The Civil War Parrott Rifle was a muzzle loaded rifled cannon capable of firing a 10 pound projectile about 3000 yards at 12º elevation. Invented by Robert P. Parrott, the cast iron Parrott Rifle gave greater accuracy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/06/2020

last visited: 02/16/2022

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3rd Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry Col. Breed N. Hyde Commanding

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/06/2020

last visited: 02/16/2022

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle of Lee’s Mill (Dam Number 1) April 16, 1862 - Newport News VA

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A stalwart defense of the Warwick River by units of the 15th North Carolina, 7th Georgia and 2nd Louisiana Infantry, C.S.A., commanded by General J.B. Magruder is commemorated here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/06/2020

last visited: 02/16/2022

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On the morning of April 16, Union artillery, including Mott’s 3rd New York Battery, began shelling the Confederate earthworks. By noon it appeared as if the Southerners had abandoned their defenses.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/27/2023

last visited: 06/27/2023

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The Union army fought its way up the York River, only to lose the hard fought Seven Days Battles around Richmond in June and July of 1862. The Union army left behind a large force that strengthened the defenses around Yorktown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/01/2020

last visited: 09/24/2021

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The York River Confederate defenses were tested early in the Civil War. A large Union force, the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George B. McClellan, steamed down the Chesapeake Bay from Washington D.C. in March, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/01/2020

last visited: 09/24/2021

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Eighty years after the decisive events at Yorktown, a major war again came to Gloucester Point. This time it was a civil war. As Virginia joined the Confederacy in April, 1861, its leaders were soon defending the Chesapeake tidewater.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/01/2020

last visited: 09/24/2021

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You are standing at the entrance to Tyndall’s Point Park. These protected remains of a Civil War fort survive to help take us back into the history of Gloucester Point.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/31/2020

last visited: 09/24/2021

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Isaac Cornelius-Grave Number 497-On August 31, 1861, Isaac and his brother James enlisted in Company C, 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 09/07/2020

last visited: 10/04/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesYorktown National Cemetery - Yorktown, VA

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A sign located at the entrance to the cemetery, explains the ultimate sacrifices given for those who were buried here during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 03/06/2016

last visited: 11/20/2018

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A makeshift town in Yorktown for soldiers of the civil war.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 03/06/2016

last visited: 03/06/2016

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U.S. Civil War SitesShiloh Baptist Church - Yorktown, VA

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A historical marker at the entrance to the Yorktown National Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 03/06/2016

last visited: 03/06/2016

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Slaves and free blacks constructed the fort under direction of the Confederate Engineer Bureau, and detachments of Lt. Col. Fletcher Archer’s 5th Virginia infantry Battalion were posted here.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/27/2023

last visited: 06/27/2023

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Warwick County’s seat had been used as a Confederate supply depot until April 5, 1862, when it was occupied by Federal troops. The Union soldiers looted the court house and clerk’s office upon their arrival.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 06/26/2023

last visited: 06/26/2023

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