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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: 10/6/2020

last visited: 2/16/2022

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Massanutten - Front Royal VA

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The high point near the end of the Massanutten is Signal Knob. During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers used Signal Knob as an observation and signal post.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/6/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesKittiewan Plantation - Charles City VA

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Land referred to as Kenwon, mentioned in a 1618 grant to Gov. George Yeardley. Patented in 1632 by Lennon Pierce. Occupied by Union Army in June 1864.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/6/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesJohn Tyler Chairman of the Peace Convention -Charles City VA

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To commemorate the efforts of John Tyler, native son, President of the United States 1841-1845. Chairman of the Peace Convention, 1861. To preserve the Union and to prevent war between the states. Erected 1961.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/6/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesShifting Ground - Charles City VA

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During most of the Civil War (1861-1865), Charles City County lay between two armies: the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia safeguarding the Confederate capital of Richmond and the Union Army of the Potomac occupying the Lower Peninsula.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/6/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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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: 10/6/2020

last visited: 2/16/2022

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U.S. Civil War SitesMarshall’s Crossroads-Lee’s Retreat - Rice VA

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April 6, 1865-Union cavalry found Confederate infantry posted here along the road to Rice’s Depot. While others fought along Little Sailor’s Creek at Hillsman’s farm.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/5/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle of Sailors Creek - Rice VA

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(Front): Battles of Sailors Creek April 6, 1865 (Back): In remembrance of the Confederate and Union Soldiers who fought in the surrounding hills with great honor and perseverance on April 6, 1865.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/5/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesHillsman House-Lee’s Retreat - Jetersville VA

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April 6, 1865-Union forces assembled along this ridge while Confederate troops prepared on the opposite slope. Federal forces crossed Little Sailor’s Creek for a fierce battle which compelled many Southerners to surrender.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/5/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesWillie Johnston Drummer Boy- Charles City VA

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At Harrison's Landing in July 4, 1862, Willie Johnston-age 11, 3rd Vermont drummer boy played for div. review for keeping his drum during the arduous 7 days battles. He remains the youngest recipient of the Medal of Honor.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/5/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesOrigin of Taps - Charles City VA

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During the Civil War in July 1862, when the Army of the Potomac was in camp on this site, Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield summoned Private Oliver Willcox Norton, his Brigade Bugler to his tent.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/5/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFarmville-Lee’s Retreat - Farmville VA

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April 7, 1865-The Confederate army marched through this tobacco town, followed by the Union army. Lee hoped to issue rations to his men here before turning south but was forced to flee across the Appomattox River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/5/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMcGowan’s South Carolina Brigade-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Brigadier General Samuel McGowan, a 43-year-old lawyer and politician from Abbeville, South Carolina, commanded the troops responsible for maintaining these fortifications from October 1864 through March 1865.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Confederate Fortifications-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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The earthen wall in front of you is a part of the main Confederate defense line begun in 1864 and defended until April 2, 1865. You are standing behind the line facing southeast towards the Union positions about one mile away.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Breakthrough Trail Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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A walk along the Breakthrough Trail is a journey into history! On April 2, 1865, thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers clashed here to determine the fate of Petersburg and Richmond.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesConfederate Winter Quarters-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Brigadier General Samuel McGowan’s South Carolina Brigade spent the winter of 1864-1865 very close to the fortifications they defended.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesObstructions-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Obstructions, like the reproductions displayed here, played an important role in Civil War field fortifications. These obstacles broke the forward momentum of assaulting troops and maximized and attacker’s exposure to the defenders’ fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesField Fortifications-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Pamplin Historical Park has created these replica earthworks to suggest how this area might have looked during the winter of 1864-65. Both armies at Petersburg constructed long lines of field fortifications.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Military Landscape-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Did you know the end of the American Civil War started here? On the morning of April 2, 1865 you would have been standing near the center of the battle that decided the nine-month campaign for Petersburg and Richmond.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesPamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier-Lee's Retreat - Petersburg VA

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Here, the Union’s Sixth Army Corps broke through the Confederate line defending Petersburg, causing a series of actions which eventually led to the evacuation of the city by Lee’s army that evening.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesTobacco Barn-Tudor Hall Plantation - Petersburg VA

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Nineteenth-century farmers cut tobacco plants and placed them on sticks to be cured in tobacco barns like this one.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesTudor Hall-Tudor Hall Plantation - Petersburg VA

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William Boisseau, a tobacco farmer, constructed Tudor Hall around 1812. Originally two rooms wide and one room deep, this style of house was popular in Dinwiddie County during the late 1700s and early 1800s.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Big House-Tudor Hall Plantation - Petersburg VA

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his landscape re-creates elements of a typical Southside Virginia plantation during the mid-nineteenth century. Tudor Hall, an original nineteenth-century building, was at the center of a farm that supported the owner, his family, and their slaves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesTudor Hall Field Quarter-Tudor Hall Plantation - Petersburg VA

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The environment in front of you recreates elements of a plantation Field Quarter of the 1800s. The slaves who provided agricultural labor on farms like Tudor Hall lived in areas like this in the years before the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Plantaton Landscape-Pamplin Historical Park - Petersburg VA

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Life was a lot simpler back then…or was it? You are standing near the center of a once successful and productive mid-19th century farm. To your right is the main house, Tudor Hall, built in two stages before the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 10/4/2020

last visited: 10/1/2021

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