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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Earthworks

 
 
Confederate Earthworks Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Confederate Earthworks Marker
Inscription. These earthworks were erected by Confederate troops in 1861 as part of the defense system to block Union penetration of the James River.
 
Location. 37° 12.534′ N, 76° 46.739′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the "Old Towne" section of the Historic Jamestown unit of Colonial National Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Fort Site 1607 – 1624 (a few steps from this marker); Burial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pocahontas (within shouting distance of this marker); Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Jamestown’s Churches (within shouting distance of this marker); The First General Assembly of Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Captain John Smith (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peninsula Campaign. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Marker in Historic Jamestowne Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker in Historic Jamestowne

2. Historic Jamestowne. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Earthworks Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. Confederate Earthworks
These fortifications were constructed in 1861 to block the Union approach to Richmond via the James River.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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