Fort Magruder

Fort Magruder (HM6SU)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185 James City County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 15.838', W 76° 39.978'

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This large redoubt was the center of a defensive line crossing the Peninsula. These earthworks, constructed by the command of General John B. Magruder, were a part of the system of fortifications designed to protect Richmond.

Here on May 5, 1862. The Battle of Williamsburg delayed the advance of the Federal Army and made possible the continued defense of Richmond.

This site preserved by
The United Daughters of the Confederacy

This marker erected by
the citizens of Williamsburg on the
occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary
The Battle of Williamsburg
May 5, 1962
HM NumberHM6SU
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBattlefield
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleCarved Stone
Year Placed1962
Placed ByCitizens of Williamsburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:33am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] VANESSA58  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 352247 N 4125456
Decimal Degrees37.26396667, -76.66630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.838', W 76° 39.978'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 50.2800" N, 76° 39' 58.6800" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757, 202
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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