1862 Peninsula CampaignThe Battle of Dam No. 1 proved a lost opportunity for the Union Army to break the Warwick-Yorktown line and force a Confederate withdrawal toward Richmond. Instead, Major General George McClellan spent another 17 days completing his heavy artillery emplacements. Furthermore, the Confederates retreated two days before the proposed Union grand barrage on May 5, 1862. Major General "Prince" John Magruder's troop maneuvers and elaborate defenses on the Warwick-Yorktown line halted the Army of the Potomac for one month.
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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||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 363499 N 4116724|
|Decimal Degrees||37.18700000, -76.53785000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 11.22', W 76° 32.271'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 11' 13.20" N, 76° 32' 16.26" 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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