True Southerners Do and Dare
— The 1862 Peninsula Campaign —True Southerners Do and Dare. The 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Directly in front of you is the entrance to Fort Boykin. Originally built in 1623 to protect the colonists against "Spaniards by sea and Indians by land" and called "The Castle," the fort was rebuilt during the Revolutionary War and renamed Fort Boykin in honor of Major Francis Boykin. This seven-pointed star-shaped fortification was also activated to defend Virginia against the British during the War of 1812.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 356110 N 4099854|
|Decimal Degrees||37.03388333, -76.61783333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 2.033', W 76° 37.07'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 2' 1.98" N, 76° 37' 4.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7400-7466 State Rte 705, Smithfield VA 23430, US|
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