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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 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 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 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 SitesA Battlefield Landmark - Henrico VA

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The Thomas J. West house stood as a prominent part of the battlefield scene—a goal for attacking Confederates and a landmark along the Union line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattlefield of Malvern Hill - Glendale VA

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Against the Federals holding this eminence, the Confederates delivered repeated assaults from the North on July 1, 1862 and lost about 5,000 men in the final, indecisive Battle of the Seven Days’ Campaign.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesSouthern Valor vs. Union Firepower - Henrico VA

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As dusk approached on July 1, massed Confederate infantry made one last grand advance. Victory or defeat in the last battle of the Seven Days awaited its outcome.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMalvern Hill - Glendale VA

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Malvern Hill is the story of Confederate infantry against massed Federal artillery – Southern valor against Union firepower.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMalvern Hill-1862 Seven Days' Battles - Henrico VA

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No military campaign had more influence on the course of the Civil War than these Seven Days’ battles. George B. McClellan’s army of more than 100,000 Union soldiers landed at Fort Monroe in spring of 1862, and fought its way up the peninsula.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesTwilight Action - Glendale VA

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Stonewall Jackson’s wing of the Confederate army joined in the action just before darkness. Some of his infantry advanced on this side of the road, toward Malvern Hill’s crest.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMalvern Hill Trail - Henrico VA

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This one-and-a-half mile trail reveals one of the best preserved battlefields in the nation. More than a dozen signs describe the landscape, the progress of the battle, and its various landmarks.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesA Splendid Field of Battle - Glendale VA

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Union commanders chose an ideal location to fight their last battle of the Seven Days. As many as 40 cannon covered the one-half-mile front, stretching from the slopes of Crew’s Run on your left to a similar drop to Western Run on your right.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesMethodist Parsonage - Glendale VA

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The residence of the Methodist minister, situated near this spot, was a landmark of the Battle of Malvern Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/17/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesBattle Commences - Glendale VA

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A march of less than three miles from the Glendale battlefield brought the Confederates to this spot at the foot of Malvern Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/18/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Gathering Storm - Henrico VA

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Atop this knoll Confederate General D. H. Hill had an unobstructed view to the crest of Malvern Hill. In the distance stood the West farm house and fields where Union batteries waited to dispute any Southern advance.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/18/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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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 SitesRiddell's Shop - Glendale VA

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West and Southwest, distant one-half mile lies the Battlefield of Glendale or Frazier's Farm, where the Confederate divisions of Longstreet and A.P. Hill on June 30, 1862, attacked and forced the withdrawal of Federal.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/18/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesWhite Oak Swamp - Sandston VA

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Here on June 30, 1862, “Stonewall” Jackson’s command, pursuing McClellan’s army was halted by fire from troops of Franklin’s corps posted across the stream.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/18/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFrazier's Farm or Glendale Battlefield - Glendale VA

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Here, on the Charles City Road, the Confederate forces of Major General Benjamin Huger in their attempt to intercept the Federal withdrawal to the James opened with artillery the Battle of Frazier's Farm, June 30, 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/18/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFrazier's Farm or Glendale Battlefield - Glendale VA

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North and South of this point lay the line of battle in which the Confederate commands of James Longstreet and A.P. Hill engaged indecisively the Federal forces in the Fourth Battle of the Seven Days’ Campaign.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/18/2020

last visited: 10/2/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesFort Brady - Richmond National Battlefield Park - Richmond, Virginia

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Fort Brady was constructed after the capture of Fort Harrison on September 29, 1864 by Federal troops.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/9/2010

last visited: never

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U.S. Civil War SitesSavage Station - Sandston, VA

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Placed by the Battlefield Markers Association, marker #13 describes the Battle of Savage's Station, one of the Seven Days Battles in 1862.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member archway

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/7/2009

last visited: 2/25/2012

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U.S. Civil War SitesOpportunity Lost - Petersburg VA

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At 7 p.m. on June 15, 1864, the boom of Union cannons to the east foreshadowed a Union attack on the Dimmock Line. Minutes later, soldiers of the Union Eighteenth Corps broke through the undermanned Confederate line.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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U.S. Civil War SitesThe Siege of Petersburg - Petersburg VA

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If Petersburg fell, the Confederate capital at Richmond would fall too. Grant knew it; Lee knew it. And for nine months in 1864 and 1865 Union and Confederate armies waged a brutal campaign here that left the Confederacy on the verge of total defeat.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/9/2020

last visited: 10/4/2021

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