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Near Varina in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1862 Peninsula Campaign

The Civil War in Tidewater

 
 
1862 Peninsula Campaign CWT Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2012
1. 1862 Peninsula Campaign CWT Marker
Inscription. In April 1862, Union Gen. George B. McClellan began marching his huge Army of the Potomac west up the Peninsula between the James and York Rivers from Fort Monroe to Richmond, the Confederate capital. Gen. John B. Magruderís forces delayed the Federals for almost a month at Yorktown. Reinforced by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston but still vastly outnumbered, the Confederates withdrew fighting up the Peninsula to Richmond. Gen. Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia when Johnston fell wounded on May 31. Beginning on June 26, Lee counter-attacked and forced the Federals away from the city in a series of actions known as the Seven Daysí Battles. The fighting ended after the bloody Battle of Malvern Hill on July 1. McClellan eventually withdrew to Fort Monroe.

Follow in the footsteps of one of the largest troop movements in military history. Virginia Civil War Trailsí 1862 Peninsula Campaign: Civil War in Tidewater is a 125-mile tour route that allows you to explore more than 60 sites in Tidewater Virginia. Please drive carefully as you enjoy the history and beauty along the trail.
 
Erected 2011 by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 37° 29.37′ N, 77° 20.552′ W. Marker is near Varina, Virginia
Civil War Trails Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2012
2. Civil War Trails Markers
, in Henrico County. Marker is on Richmond Airport Connector Road south of Seven Hills Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee vs. Grant (a few steps from this marker); Defenses of Richmond (a few steps from this marker); Fort Lee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Darbytown Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Civil War Artillery (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Varina.
 
Also see . . .  Tidewater Virginia: The 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Virginia Civil War Trails (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Richmond Airport Connector Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2012
3. Richmond Airport Connector Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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