1862 Peninsula CampaignThe twelve miles of Confederate defenses followed the course of the Warwick River one mile from Yorktown to Mulberry Island. Dam No. 1, the mid-point, was protected by this one-gun battery mounting a 12-pound howitzer. In addition, a 6-pound smoothbore and a 24-pound howitzer were situated in the redoubts behind this point. On April 16, 1862, Brigadier General William Smith, a division commander in the IV Corps, directed an attack against Dam No. 1 to break through the Confederate lines.
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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||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 363504 N 4116500|
|Decimal Degrees||37.18498333, -76.53775000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 11.099', W 76° 32.265'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 11' 5.94" N, 76° 32' 15.90" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10001 Twin Forts Loop, Newport News VA 23608, US|
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