McClellan's Camp at Cumberland Landing

McClellan's Camp at Cumberland Landing (HM210S)

Location: New Kent, VA 23124 New Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.168', W 76° 58.776'

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In May 1862, during the Peninsula Campaign, the Union Army of the Potomac under Major General George B. McClellan advanced up the Pamunkey River toward Richmond, while Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's army moved to defend the city. Cumberland Landing, just northeast of here, served as McClellan's headquarters and supply depot from 13 to 16 May. Nearly 110,000 troops, possibly the largest American army assembled to date, camped nearby. James F. Gibson, a pioneer in Civil War photojournalism, captured striking images of the sprawling tent city, ships on the river, and formerly enslaved African Americans called "contrabands."
HM NumberHM210S
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325098 N 4156191
Decimal Degrees37.53613333, -76.97960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.168', W 76° 58.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 10.08" N, 76° 58' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7939-9011 State Rte 637, New Kent VA 23124, US
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