Avenue of Attack
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —When Virginia seceded on April 17, 1861, Union and Confederate leaders alike saw the Peninsula as an avenue of attack against Richmond. Federal ships on the James and York rivers could guard an army's flanks and escort supply vessels upstream. Fort Monroe, on Old Point Comfort overlooking lower Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads, could serve as a Union base.
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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||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 350756 N 4124832|
|Decimal Degrees||37.25810000, -76.68298333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 15.486', W 76° 40.979'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 15' 29.16" N, 76° 40' 58.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||757, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 425-511 State Rte 637, Williamsburg VA 23185, US|
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