The Civil War in TidewaterIn April 1862, Union Gen. George B. McClellan began marching his huge Army of the Potomac west up the Peninsula between the James and York Rivers from Fort Monroe to Richmond, the Confederate capital. Gen. John B. Magruder's forces delayed the Federals for almost a month at Yorktown. Reinforced by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston but still vastly outnumbered, the Confederates withdrew fighting up the Peninsula to Richmond. Gen. Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia when Johnston fell wounded on May 31. Beginning on June 26, Lee counter-attacked and forced the Federals away from the city in a series of actions known as the Seven Days' Battles. The fighting ended after the bloody Battle of Malvern Hill on July 1. McClellan eventually withdrew to Fort Monroe.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 292899 N 4151753|
|Decimal Degrees||37.48950000, -77.34253333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 29.37', W 77° 20.552'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 29' 22.20" N, 77° 20' 33.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 110 Richmond Airport Connector Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US|
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