1862 Peninsula CampaignIn March of 1862, Union Maj. Gen. George McClellan's Army of the Potomac landed at Fort Monroe and Camp Butler. This large force contained 121,500 soldiers, 44 batteries of field artillery and 101 heavy siege cannons. Confederate Maj. Gen. John Magruder, promoted for his June 10, 1861 victory at the Battle of Big Bethel, rightly viewed his situation as precarious and requested more cannons and troops for the Peninsula's defenses.
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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 8th, 2014 at 10:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 361029 N 4114179|
|Decimal Degrees||37.16370000, -76.56520000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 9.822', W 76° 33.912'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 9' 49.32" N, 76° 33' 54.72" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 280 Rivers Ridge Cir, Newport News VA 23608, US|
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