First Peninsula Defense Line

First Peninsula Defense Line (HM6JY)

Location: Newport News, VA 23602
Country: United States of America

N 37° 6.357', W 76° 30.828'

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Earthworks on the hillside above mark the southernmost of three fortified cross-peninsula defense lines built by Confederate Gen. John B. Magruder in the spring of 1862 and extending three miles from Deep Creek here at Young's Mill, to the Poquoson River at Harwood's Mill. Although rated formidable by Union Gen. C.D. Keys, this line was abandoned in favor of a firm stand on the second defense line at Lee's Mill, April 5, 1862.
HM NumberHM6JY
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Year Placed1977
Placed ByUnited Daughters of the Confederacy, Bethel Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 365490 N 4107697
Decimal Degrees37.10595000, -76.51380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.357', W 76° 30.828'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 21.42" N, 76° 30' 49.68" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 322-334 Old Grist Mill Ln, Newport News VA 23602, US
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