The Bloody Ravine
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —A critical part of the Battle of Williamsburg took place here on May 5, 1862. Union troops occupied the ridge to your right across present-day U.S. Route 60. The Confederate line of redoubts stood to your left on the ridge to the west. Felled timber on the ridge created clear fields of fire for the Confederates, and the intertwined branches (called abatis) obstructed the Federal attack. The railroad did not then exist, and this area was heavily wooded.
|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, September 24th, 2014 at 4:24am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 351602 N 4125016|
|Decimal Degrees||37.25990000, -76.67348333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 15.594', W 76° 40.409'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 15' 35.64" N, 76° 40' 24.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||757, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7101-7155 US-60, Williamsburg VA 23185, US|
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