The Civil War at Endview
— A living history museum —The fresh water bubbling from this natural spring has supported wildlife and the various residents on this property: Indian hunting parties, the Harwood/Curtis families, and military encampments. During the American Revolution, General George Washington's soldiers stopped at Endview Plantation's spring to quench their thirst on September 28, 1781. The Continental Army was advancing from Williamsburg to encircle the British garrison at Yorktown. According to family legend, the men drank so much water that a family servant warned Mrs. Harwood that the spring would go dry. Mrs. Harwood reportedly calmed her slave's fear about the water supply, and the troops marched refreshed towards Yorktown.
|Placed By||Endview Living History Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 360775 N 4119410|
|Decimal Degrees||37.21080000, -76.56903333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 12.648', W 76° 34.142'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 12' 38.88" N, 76° 34' 8.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 362 Yorktown Rd, Newport News VA 23603, US|
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