A Sacrifice to the Grim God of War
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —The control of Hampton had been disputed during the war's first months. Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler sought to expand Union control over the lower Peninsula. Despite his defeat during the June 10, 1861, Battle of Big Bethel, his troops occupied Hampton on July 3, 1861. When troops were needed to defend Washington following the Bull Run defeat, the Federals abandoned the town.
|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||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 380492 N 4098413|
|Decimal Degrees||37.02431667, -76.34353333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 1.459', W 76° 20.612'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 1' 27.54" N, 76° 20' 36.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 59-99 S King St, Hampton VA 23669, US|
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