| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:10 PM
For the first two years of the Civil War, the far reaches of the Middle Peninsula remained a Confederate sanctuary largely unmolested by Union forces.
Though occasional patrols ventured inland from the Federal stronghold at Gloucester Point in search of...
| Aug 12, 2013
Second Lt. George Armstrong Custer was not yet a legend when he marched up the Peninsula with the Army of the Potomac in the spring of 1862.
But even at 22, he was already showing a knack for putting himself into situations that helped build his ...
| Jan 8, 2014
Despite the onslaught of some of the coldest temperatures recorded in two decades, the early winter weather of 2014 falls far short of many prolonged arctic blasts that have struck Hampton Roads in the past.
These historic cold-weather events gripped...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Long before they became famous, many celebrated figures had close links to Hampton Roads.
Here are a dozen who made their names in film, art, literature, song, military history and other fields after living or visiting here.
Glenn Close. The three-...
| Nov 9, 2013
When it comes to the business of war and national defense, no part of the United States has a longer or deeper record than Hampton Roads.
Even before Washington's victory at Yorktown ensured the independence of a country that has fought in more than...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:07 AM
When the bloodiest day in American history finally ended, many units battered by the brutal Battle of Antietam found themselves reeling from once unthinkable numbers of dead and wounded.
But few on either side of the fiercely contested western...
| Nov 8, 2013
Despite the confusion that gripped the Army of the Potomac during its August 1862 withdrawal from the outskirts of Richmond, one thing remained clear.
So critical a role did the deep-water port at Yorktown play in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's...
| Dec 2, 2013
One hundred fifty years ago this week, the U.S Army at Fort Monroe demolished one of Hampton Roads' largest and best known landmarks.
Opened at Old Point Comfort in 1822 to accommodate engineers and construction workers laboring on the giant stone fort,...
| Dec 6, 2013
More than 70 years after the first Japanese bomb exploded at Pearl Harbor, it can be hard to imagine how people here responded when the news reached Hampton Roads.
Theaters interrupted their screenings to call servicemen to duty. Radio stations broke...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Hampton Roads provided the stage for many colorful characters during the Civil War, when the tide of Union and Confederate forces flowing into the region sometimes grew so large that the 1860 population of 101,018 tripled.
Here's a half-dozen of the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:55 PM
The sun inched towards the horizon setting the sky ablaze in ribbons of pink and orange above the waters of Hampton Roads before slowly slipping out of sight. As she soaked up the view from the fifth floor suite at The Chamberlin on Fort Monroe, Eva...