— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —The small redoubt in front of you is the only visual evidence of Lee Hall's military occupation by the Confederate army from May 1861 to May 1862. The antebellum mansion to your right served as a headquarters building for both Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder, CSA, and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, during the Peninsula Campaign's Warwick - Yorktown Siege. Lee Hall was built between 1848 and 1859 by Warwick County's leading landowner, Richard Decauter Lee. Lee had risen to prominence by following Edmund Ruffin's concepts of "scientific farming" which had given new life to the tobacco depleted soil and had provided him with the resources to build this avant-garde Italianate style mansion.
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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||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:29pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 360305 N 4118271|
|Decimal Degrees||37.20046667, -76.57411667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 12.028', W 76° 34.447'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 12' 1.68" N, 76° 34' 26.82" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 626 Chelsea Pl, Newport News VA 23603, US|
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