Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Civil War at Endview
— A living history museum —
Humphrey K. Harwood was the nephew of the last Harwood who owned Endview Plantation and the first cousin of Dr. Humphrey Harwood Curtis, Jr. Humphrey Harwood is buried here with his wife Lucy (who died in childbirth), sons Daniel and Newton, and daughter Ellen. The three children’s graves underscore the high childhood mortality rate in the antebellum era.
Sidebar: John L. Harwood, the brother of Humphrey K. Harwood, was a Confederate veteran. Harwood enlisted on May 27, 1861, in Company H of the 32nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. His cousin, Dr. Curtis, organized and drilled Company H on Endview’s lawn. Private Harwood was slightly wounded at Antietam on September 17, 1862, and was later captured at Saylor’s Creek on April 6, 1865. He died in Norfolk, Virginia in 1890.
Erected by Endview Living History Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1850.
Location. 37° 12.667′ N, 76° 34.105′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Yorktown Road (Virginia Route 238), on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the grounds of the Endview living history museum. 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. The Endview Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dairy Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Endview (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Endview (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lebanon Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aviation Field Yorktown (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Lebanon Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
More about this marker. The sidebar on the left of the marker contains a photograph by Gary Borland, TBE Group, Inc. of the grave of John L. Harwood.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers found at the Endview Plantation.
Also see . . . History of Endview Plantation. Endview Plantation website. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.