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U.S. Civil War SitesA Great Confederate Naval Victory - Newport News VA

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On March 8, 1862, the day before her epic battle with the U.S.S. Monitor, the Confederate ironclad ram Virginia (formerly the U.S.S. Merrimack) engaged and sank in the James River two powerful Union sailing Ships of War.

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 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 SitesThird Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry April 16, 1862 - Newport News VA

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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: 10/6/2020

last visited: 2/16/2022

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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: 9/7/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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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: 3/6/2016

last visited: 11/20/2018

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U.S. Civil War SitesSlabtown - Yorktown, VA

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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: 3/6/2016

last visited: 3/6/2016

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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: 3/6/2016

last visited: 3/6/2016

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here Ironclad Revolution - Virginia Beach VA

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In 1861, the Confederate navy converted the hulk of U.S.S. Merrimack into an ironclad, CSS Virginia. The epic battle between the Monitor and Virginia signaled a new era in naval affairs - the days of sail were over.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSwan Tavern - Yorktown, VA

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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 SitesClassic Camp Life The Union Army Occupies Gloucester Point - Gloucester Point VA

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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: 11/1/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesOn to Richmond! McClellan Invades the Virginia Tidewater - Gloucester Point VA

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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: 11/1/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesWhere North Meets South Virginia Fortifies Gloucester Point - Gloucester Point VA

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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: 11/1/2020

last visited: 9/24/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesWelcome to Gloucester Point-A Point for the Defense - Gloucester Point VA

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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: 9/24/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesUnknown and Known Afro-Union Civil War Soldiers Memorial

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Small cemetary in the Bells Mill section of Chesapeake, VA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Left Coast Labs

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/10/2010

last visited: 11/14/2013

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U.S. Civil War SitesWilliamsburg Courthouse - Williamsburg, VA

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/4/2016

last visited: 5/18/2019

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U.S. Civil War SitesSeven Patriot Heroes

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Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member turnersrugs

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/6/2013

last visited: never

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U.S. Civil War SitesConfederate Boarding Cutter (Representation) - Deltaville VA

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The vessel and wagon you see before you are a representation of an idea by one of the most illustrious military men to fight in Middlesex County during the Civil War, John Taylor Wood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/6/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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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 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 SitesGrant’s Cabin at City Point – Hopewell, VA

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Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant lived in this cabin during the siege of Petersburg in 1864 and 1865. He was visited here by President Lincoln and other government officials.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member archway

location: Virginia

date approved: 12/19/2009

last visited: 1/17/2019

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U.S. Civil War SitesMonotonous Toil - Petersburg, Virginia

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This quiet wood was once a busy encampment. Here, during the winter of 1864-65, Union soldiers fought not Confederates, but boredom and toil. They drilled, they primped their huts, they read mail and newspapers, they played, and they waited.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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