Fort Clifton (Virginia)
Fort Clifton Archeological Site
Fort Clifton (background) as viewed from an opposing Union battery (foreground)
|Location||100 Brockwell Lane, Colonial Heights, Virginia|
|Area||7.4 acres (3.0 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||81000639|
|Added to NRHP||February 3, 1981|
|Designated VLR||October 21, 1980|
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.
- Plan of Batteries Charles H. Dimmock, Captain, Engineers
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- "City of Colonial Heights, Virginia:Fort Clifton Park". City of Colonial Heights.
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