1862 Peninsula CampaignBrigadier General William Smith massed 18 cannons in an open field within 500 yards of the opposite shore. In addition, General Smith deployed Brigadier General William T.H. Brooks's Vermont Brigade along the Warwick River with two brigades in support. Four companies of Colonel Breed N. Hyde's 3rd Vermont Infantry were selected to cross the river under the command of Captain Fernando Harrington. Moreover, Brooks gave Corporal Alonzo Hutchinson a white handkerchief as a signal for reinforcements. Around 3:00 p.m., the Union attack proceeded under the covering fire of the artillery.
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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||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 363369 N 4116536|
|Decimal Degrees||37.18528333, -76.53928333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 11.117', W 76° 32.357'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 11' 7.02" N, 76° 32' 21.42" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10001 Twin Forts Loop, Newport News VA 23608, US|
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