Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Peninsula Campaign Warwick River
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-62.)
Location. 37° 10.91′ N, 76° 32.175′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Constitution Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Newport News Park, in the north end of the parking lot at the Discovery Center. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Mott’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Dam No. 1 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Lee’s Mill (Dam Number 1) (about 400 feet away); Third Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); Ten Pound Parrott Rifle and Limber (about 400 feet away); Custer’s Covered Way (about 500 feet away); Berdan’s Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); One-Gun Battery (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 . . . The Peninsula Campaign. (Submitted on August 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
1. Old Marker
This marker replaced a previous W-62 with the same title, placed 4 miles southeast of Denbigh on Route 337. The old marker read, A short distance west of this road is Warwick River, on the west side of which, extending to Yorktown, John B. Magruder built fortifications in January and February, 1862.
— Submitted August 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg,
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.