Lee's Mill

Lee's Mill (HM6KE)

Location: Newport News, VA 23608
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 9.903', W 76° 33.929'

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Lee's Mill, a pre-war tide mill, formed part of Confederate Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder's second Peninsula defensive line. When Union Gen. George B. McClellan began his Peninsula Campaign, his advance against Richmond was blocked here on 5 April 1862. Elements of the Union IV Corps led by Brig. Gen. William F. Smith skirmished with Confederates commanded by Brig. Gen. Lafayette McLaws at Lee's Mill. The Federals believed that the extensive defenses could only be taken with heavy casualties, and Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan besieged Yorktown from 3 April to 3 May 1862 rather than assault the fortifications.
HM NumberHM6KE
Marker NumberW 58
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 3:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 361006 N 4114329
Decimal Degrees37.16505000, -76.56548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 9.903', W 76° 33.929'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 9' 54.18" N, 76° 33' 55.74" W
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Area Code(s)757, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 280-310 Rivers Ridge Cir, Newport News VA 23608, US
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