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Fort Magruder was an earthen fortification alongside the road between Yorktown and Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, just outside the latter city (and former Virginia state capital) during the American Civil War. Also referred to as Redoubt #6, it was strategic in defending Williamsburg due to its location near the junction of the two roads which led to the east (to Yorktown and Lee's Mill). York Hall is a government building on Yorktowns historic Main Street. ... Williamsburg is a city located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-four mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the...

On May 5, 1862, Fort Magruder was a major point of the first heavy conflict of the Peninsula Campaign. Nearly 32,000 Confederates and 41,000 Union fought during the Battle of Williamsburg, which is considered by military historians to have been inconclusive. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Eastern Theater operations in 1862 Map of the events of the Peninsula Campaign The Peninsula Campaign (also known as the Peninsular Campaign) of the American Civil War was a major Union offensive operation launched in southern Virginia in March through July of 1862. ... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... Map of the division of the states during the Civil War. ... The Battle of Williamsburg, also known as the Battle of Fort Magruder, took place on May 5, 1862 in York County and Williamsburg, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. ...

Fort Magruder was named for Confederate General John B. "Prince John" Magruder, a popular leader who had held back Union forces further southeast on the Virginia Peninsula in the preceding weeks using elaborate ruse tactics to appear to have a much larger force than he actually had. John B. Magruder John Bankhead Magruder (May 1, 1807 – February 19, 1871) was a U.S. Army officer in the Mexican War, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. ... The Virginia Peninsula is a peninsula in southeast Virginia, bounded by the York River, James River, Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay. ...

The former site of Fort Magruder is located about 1 mile east of the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg off Penniman Road near the James City County-York County boundary line. A marker, monument, and small grassy area is located near the intersection of Penniman Road and Queen's Creek Road. Although the site does not appear to be open to the public, one vistor posted on his web site a report that approximately one third of earthworks remain, and also posted recent photographs. [1] [2] View of Duke of Gloucester Street Colonial Williamsburg is the historic district of the independent city of Williamsburg, Virginia. ... James City County is a county located on the Virginia Peninsula in the state of Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Yorktown Area  - Total  - Water 558 km² (216 mi²) 285 km² (110 mi²) 50. ...

Fort Magruder is sometimes confused with the lost town of Magruder, Virginia which was located in a now-restricted area of Camp Peary in York County. Lost counties, cities and towns of Virginia are those which formerly existed in the English Colony of Virginia or the Commonwealth of Virginia as one of the United States. ... Magruder was a small town in Virginia near Williamsburg in York County which is now extinct. ... Camp Peary is a military reservation in York County, Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Yorktown Area  - Total  - Water 558 km² (216 mi²) 285 km² (110 mi²) 50. ...

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