163 Yorktown Road
Newport News, VA 23603
This Italianate plantation house was built circa 1859, by affluent planter Richard Decatur Lee. Confederate Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder and Gen. Joseph Johnston used the mansion as a headquarters during the 1862 Peninsula campaign. A small redoubt on the lawn, built during the campaign, was the site of a Confederate hot-air observation balloon launching.
The Mariners' Museum
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Virginia War Museum
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Newport News, Virginia | When Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan began his march toward Richmond during the Peninsula Campaign, elements of the IV...
Newport News, Virginia | Built in 1769, this plantation functioned as a Confederate hospital and headquarters for Gens. McLaws and Toombs during the...
John B. Magruder's Dam No. 1
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Berkeley Plantation at Harrison's Landing
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