Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Engineers Debate the Williamsburg Line
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —
Soldiers and impressed slaves constructed the line, beginning here with
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
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 Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1827.
Location. 37° 15.258′ N, 76° 41.15′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Quarterpath Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in Redoubt Park on Quarterpath Road in Williamsburg. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Williamsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the Peninsula Williamsburg in the Civil War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quarterpath Road (approx. ¼ mile away); History of Fort Magruder (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Williamsburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Peninsula Campaign (approx. 0.8 miles away); Magruder’s Defenses (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
More about this marker. The marker contains photographs of Gen. John B. Magruder and Gen. Lafayette McLaws, Courtesy of Library of Congress, and of Benjamin S. Ewell, Courtesy of the Museum of the Confederacy. Also on the marker is a picture of Ft. Magruder and other Williamsburg redoubts from Battles and Leaders and a map of the Williamsburg Line fortifications.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers on the walking trail of Williamsburg’s Redoubt Park.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Williamsburg, 5 May 1862. Williamsburg was the first large battlefield encounter between Union and Confederate forces during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Peninsula Campaign of 1862. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,593 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.