Young's Mill

Young's Mill (HM6LT)

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

N 37° 6.369', W 76° 30.84'

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Following the 10 June 1861 Battle of Big Bethel, Confederate Gen. John B. Magruder established a base at Young's Mill. This tide mill formed the right flank of Magruder's First Defensive Line, which reached across the Peninsula to Ship's Point on the York River. Extensive earthworks defended the crossing of the Warwick River over Deep Creek. When Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan began his Peninsula Campaign on 4 May 1862 to capture Richmond, elements of Brig. Gen. Erasmus D. Keyes IV Corps led by Brig. Gen. William F. "Baldy" Smith advanced to Young's Mill. They skirmished with Confederate troops defending this mill dam crossing. The Confederates abandoned their position for a more determined stand on the Warwick River.
HM NumberHM6LT
Marker NumberW 63
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 365473 N 4107720
Decimal Degrees37.10615000, -76.51400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.369', W 76° 30.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 22.14" N, 76° 30' 50.40" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13035 Warwick Blvd, Newport News VA 23602, US
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