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Peninsula Campaign (1862)

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  • History has roots ... and soon a trail at Endview Plantation

    History has roots ... and soon a trail at Endview Plantation
    NEWPORT NEWS – A Civil War trail is being restored at Endview Plantation this summer. Currently the trail is overgrown with invasive Japanese stiltgrass and pawpaws. But by next spring it will resemble the wildlife that Peninsula Campaign soldiers saw in the area 150 years ago, according to a naturalist who is leading the restoration effort.
  • Historian discusses region's role in Campaign of 1862

    The Mathews County Historical Society will host John Quarstein, a renowned Hampton Roads historian, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, for a presentation on “The Peninsula Campaign of 1862 and Mathews County.” The program, sponsored by both the...

    The Army of the James drives toward Richmond

    Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War. Arriving early on...

    Poetry talk, Civil War, romance and more in this week's Peninsula book events

    Poetry talk, Civil War, romance and more in this week's Peninsula book events
    Wednesday, Dec. 11 Local poets Bill Glose and Ann Shalaski will present “Owning Ourselves, Telling Our Truths: What poets write about,” on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Poquoson Public Library. Glose, author of “Half a Man,&...

    July 16, 1862: Gen. McClellan gives 'stirring address' to soldiers

    July 16, 1862: Gen. McClellan gives 'stirring address' to soldiers
    In the summer of 1862, the Union and Confederate Armies fought six battles in seven days near Richmond, Va., the Confederate capitol. The Southern troops, led by Gen. Robert E. Lee, were able to fend off attacks from the Federal troops, led by Gen....