Lee's Mill Earthworks

Lee's Mill Earthworks (HM6KN)

Location: Newport News, VA 23608
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.173', W 76° 33.834'

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These earthworks were part of General John B. Magruder's second line of defense. At this site on April 5, 1862, Confederate General Lafayette McLaw's four companies of the Tenth Georgia with Captain Joseph B. Cosnahan's two batteries stopped the advance of Union General William F. "Baldy" Smith's two divisions of the Fourth Army Corps and Captain Charles C. Wheeler's six batteries. Several skirmishes and engagements occurred here between April 5 and May 4, 1862 at which time the Confederate forces abandoned the earthworks and withdrew to Williamsburg.
HM NumberHM6KN
Marker NumberW 71
Year Placed1986
Placed ByDepartment of Conservation and Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 361155 N 4114826
Decimal Degrees37.16955000, -76.56390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.173', W 76° 33.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 10.38" N, 76° 33' 50.04" W
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Area Code(s)757, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 US-60, Newport News VA 23608, US
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