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Berkeley Plantation at Harrison's Landing


12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City, VA 23030
United States

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During the Civil War, Berkeley Plantation was occupied by General George McClellan's Union troops. In July and August of 1862, one hundred and forty thousand soldiers camped in the surrounding fields. President Lincoln visited Berkeley on two occasions during McClellan's encampment. While at Berkeley, General Daniel Butterfield composed the familiar tune "Taps," first played by his bugler, O.W. Norton.

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