Peninsula Campaign

Peninsula Campaign (HM6IQ)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 15.847', W 76° 40.707'

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During the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, both Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan had their armies west toward Richmond on this road. Johnston evacuated Yorktown on 3-4 May and withdrew up the Peninsula, with McClellan in pursuit. On 5 May, two Federal divisions clashed with the Confederate rear guard east of Williamsburg in a bloody but indecisive battle. Johnston's army continued its march west and on 6-7 May eluded McClellan's forces at Etham's Landing on the York River opposite West Point. By mid-month the Confederates were secure behind the Richmond defenses.
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HM NumberHM6IQ
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Marker NumberW 37
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:36pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 351170 N 4125492
Decimal Degrees37.26411667, -76.67845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.847', W 76° 40.707'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 50.82" N, 76° 40' 42.42" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6982-6990 US-60, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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