The Defense of Mulberry Island
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —The redoubt before you is one of five earthworks built by the Confederates to help defend the Mulberry Island/James River flank of Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder's 2nd Peninsula Defensive Line. This series of redoubts (of which only two remain) stretched from Lee's Mill on the Warwick River to Skiffes Creek, thereby blocking any Federal flanking movement by way of Mulberry Island or Skiffes Creek.
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|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||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 2:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 360119 N 4115731|
|Decimal Degrees||37.17755000, -76.57573333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 10.653', W 76° 34.544'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 10' 39.18" N, 76° 34' 32.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 254 Enterprise Dr, Newport News VA 23603, US|
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