1862 Peninsula CampaignOn May 24, 1861, Confederate Col. John Magruder assumed command of the Peninsula's defenses. The Confederate capital at Richmond was only 80 miles from Fort Monroe, and "Prince John" Magruder did not have enough artillery or men to capture the Union stronghold. Instead, he fortified points along the James and York rivers to block any Union advance toward Richmond.
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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 14th, 2014 at 4:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 361035 N 4114234|
|Decimal Degrees||37.16420000, -76.56513333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 9.852', W 76° 33.908'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 9' 51.12" N, 76° 33' 54.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||757, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 280 Rivers Ridge Cir, Newport News VA 23608, US|
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