Battle of Williamsburg

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7135 Pocahontas Trail
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Williamsburg City
Phone: (757) 253-2999
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This was the hottest spot during the May 5, 1862, battle that challenged the Confederate rear guard as that army withdrew from its Peninsula lines toward Richmond. This site, known as the "Bloody Ravine" was the focus of the seesaw fighting that resulted in a draw. The Confederates continued their withdrawal that evening.

Last Updated: 7/28/2011 3:55 PM
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