Protecting the PeninsulaThis is the site of the first land battle of the Civil War in present-day Virginia. During the spring of 1861, Federal officials took steps to secure Fort Monroe, which occupied a strategically vital position at the mouths of the Chesapeake Bay and the James River. West of the fort, the river and roads provided access to Richmond, the Confederate capital. President Abraham Lincoln appointed Gen. Benjamin F. Butler to command at Fort Monroe and to control the lower Peninsula.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 373258 N 4105976|
|Decimal Degrees||37.09151667, -76.42611667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 5.491', W 76° 25.567'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 5' 29.46" N, 76° 25' 34.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1641 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton VA 23666, US|
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