Ancient Defender of the York
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —The earthworks before you are the remains of the star-shaped "covering work" that helped to defend the York River against Union attack from 1861 to 1862. Tyndall's (Gloucester) Point was first fortified in 1667 and was officially named Fort James when it was rebuilt with brick in 1671. The narrowing of the river between Yorktown and Gloucester Point provided a good defensive position to effect control of the upper reaches of the York River and the inland countryside. These fortifications were the eastern terminus of Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder's, CSA, 2nd Peninsula Defensive Line.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 366776 N 4123593|
|Decimal Degrees||37.24936667, -76.50216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 14.962', W 76° 30.13'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 14' 57.72" N, 76° 30' 7.80" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1376 Vernon St, Gloucester Point VA 23062, US|
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