North Newport News , Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Lee’s Mill (Dam Number 1)
April 16, 1862
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United
Department of the Interior
Erected 1967 by Daughters of the Confederacy, Bethel Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1862.
Location. 37° 10.969′ N, 76° 32.196′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. It is in North Newport News. Marker is on Constitution Way, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in Newport News Park, near the Discovery Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Dam No. 1 (here, next to this marker); Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Peninsula Campaign Warwick River (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ten Pound Parrott Rifle and Limber (about 400 feet away); Mott’s Battery (about 400 feet away); Custer’s Covered Way (approx. 0.2 miles away); One-Gun Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Their Conduct was Worthy of Veterans” (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers on the Two Forts Walking Trail in Newport News Park.
Also see . . . Battle of Yorktown (1862). Entry on Wikipedia describing the Battle of Dam Number One. (Submitted on August 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,454 times since then and 199 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.