Fort Clifton (Virginia)

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Fort Clifton Archeological Site
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Fort Clifton (background) as viewed from an opposing Union battery (foreground)
Fort Clifton (Virginia) is located in Virginia
Fort Clifton (Virginia)
Fort Clifton (Virginia) is located in the US
Fort Clifton (Virginia)
Location 100 Brockwell Lane, Colonial Heights, Virginia
Coordinates 37°16′54″N 77°21′58″W / 37.28167°N 77.36611°W / 37.28167; -77.36611Coordinates: 37°16′54″N 77°21′58″W / 37.28167°N 77.36611°W / 37.28167; -77.36611
Area 7.4 acres (3.0 ha)
Built 1864 (1864)
NRHP reference # 81000639[1]
VLR # 106-0005
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 3, 1981
Designated VLR October 21, 1980[2]

Fort Clifton Archeological Site is a historic American Civil War fort archaeological site located at Fort Clifton Park, Colonial Heights, Virginia. The park is the site of Fort Clifton on the Appomattox River where five Union ships sailed on Confederate troops on June 11, 1864. The Confederate Battery, with cannon emplacements, remained in Confederate hands as the cannons drove the Union attackers away. The park has earthworks that criss-cross the property. Fort Clifton Park has hiking trails and Civil War campaign signage on site.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ "City of Colonial Heights, Virginia:Fort Clifton Park". City of Colonial Heights.