A vast array of equipment and thousands of troops
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —By May 4, 1862, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's army was retreating west toward Richmond from Yorktown as Union Gen. George B. McClellan's army followed. McClellan, to accelerate the Federal advance on the Confederate capital and intercept Johnston, shipped half his force up the York River to West Point, the terminus of the Richmond and York Railroad at the junction of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers. Just east of here at Brickhouse Point on the York River, Gen. William B. Franklin's division began disembarking on May 6 as Confederate cavalry scouts watched from the hills to the south.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:40am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 339175 N 4153300|
|Decimal Degrees||37.51265000, -76.81971667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 30.759', W 76° 49.183'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 30' 45.54" N, 76° 49' 10.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7401 Farmers Dr, Barhamsville VA 23011, US|
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