An Ugly Place to Have to Attack
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —Here are the remains of Fort Magruder, an earthen redoubt built in 1861 at the center of the Confederate defensive line. The "Williamsburg Line" stretched between the James and York rivers and consisted of fourteen forts, commonly called redoubts. This was the third Confederate defensive line encountered by Federal troops under Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan during the Peninsula Campaign in the spring of 1862. Fort Magruder was the heart of the Confederate position during the Battle of Williamsburg.
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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, September 17th, 2014 at 6:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 352264 N 4125469|
|Decimal Degrees||37.26408333, -76.66611667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 15.845', W 76° 39.967'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 15' 50.70" N, 76° 39' 58.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1067-1099 State Rte 641, Williamsburg VA 23185, US|
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