| Sep 20, 2013
Just how vulnerable the Federal supply line in the Chesapeake Bay could be during the Civil War was demonstrated in convincing fashion on Sept. 20, 1863 when Confederate raiders based in Mathews started attacking Union shipping.
In just a few days, a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:27 PM
HAMPTON — The City of Hampton will get to keep about $700,000 in cash, nine vehicles, electronics and other assets left over from a 19-month undercover cigarette sting.
Wednesday, the city received a letter from the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Few dates in the long history of Hampton stand out more starkly than the Aug. 7, 1861 night when a Confederate-set inferno burned the old colonial port town to ground.
More than 500 structures fell to the relentless flames, which rose up in a towering...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:24 AM
Rarely has anyone changed the landscape in Hampton Roads as dramatically as Secretary of the Army Elihu Root when he signed a Sept. 1, 1902 order authorizing the razing of the Hygeia Hotel.
The landmark structure stretched for more than 700 yards...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The Hampton History Museum in recent years has turned emerged as a reliable venue for American roots music. The trend continues Sept. 18 with a performance by Jackass Flats, a Richmond band that mixes bluegrass and rock.
"Jackass Flats' award-winning...
| Sep 5, 2013
Exactly what the Rev. Lewis C. Lockwood expected when he arrived at Fort Monroe and Hampton on Sept. 3, 1862 is a little hard to piece together 151 years later.
As an agent of the Albany, N.Y.-based American Missionary Association, Lockwood's dual...
| Oct 14, 2013
Long before its worst winds and waves slammed into Hampton Roads on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel was a storm to remember.
And by the time it rumbled away to the north about 6 p.m., it had battered the 100-mph gauges at the Norfolk...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:32 AM
When the Union army marched into Yorktown on May 4, 1862, the battered old waterfront village was virtually deserted.
After a monthlong siege, one white woman and two blacks were the only inhabitants the hastily retreating Confederates left behind to...
| Jun 30, 2013
Not long after British assault troops stormed past the outnumbered defenders of Hampton — leaving a trail of pillage, murder and rape in their wake — the alarm began to sound along the James River.
The day after the June 25, 1813 attack, the...
| Jul 2, 2013
Soon after Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia started marching from Fredericksburg toward the fateful July 1-3, 1863, Battle of Gettysburg, the telegraph line to Fort Monroe starting humming.
"Lee's Army is in motion toward the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:52 AM
The Hampton History Museum slips into a bluesy mood this evening as Bobby "BlackHat" Walters stops by to perform as part of the museum's Front Porch Music Series.
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Bluesman Bobby ‘BlackHat’ Walters...