Union Port and Supply Depot
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —In spring 1862, the Confederate heavy artillery batteries on the bluffs at Yorktown, as well as those positioned along the waterfront on both sides of the York River, effectively blocked the U.S. Navy's attempts to bypass Magruder's 2nd Peninsula Defensive Line. The waterfront fortifications were built by Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder's Army of the Peninsula and Confederate naval personnel. The earthworks on Yorktown's inland perimeter were mostly constructed atop the British defenses from the 1781 siege.
|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||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 7:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 366411 N 4122132|
|Decimal Degrees||37.23615000, -76.50601667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 14.169', W 76° 30.361'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 14' 10.14" N, 76° 30' 21.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 600-630 Water St, Yorktown VA 23690, US|
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