Battle of Big Bethel

Battle of Big Bethel (HM1YLT)

Location: Hampton, VA 23666
Country: United States of America

N 37° 5.49', W 76° 25.565'

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On June 10, 1861, Confederate forces under Colonel john Bankhead Magruder engaged numerically superior Federal forces under Brigadier General Ebenzer W. Pierce in what is recognized as the first planned land engagement of the Civil War.

After a hotly contested struggle of four hours duration near Big Bethel Church, the Federal assault was repulsed and Pierce withdrew his men to Fort Monroe and Camp Butler. The Federals sustained 76 casualties, the Confederates 8. The south was jubilant over this signal victory.
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HM NumberHM1YLT
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Placed ByBethel Chapter U.D.C
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Date Added Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 373261 N 4105974
Decimal Degrees37.09150000, -76.42608333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.49', W 76° 25.565'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 29.4" N, 76° 25' 33.9" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1645 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton VA 23666, US
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