Southern Terminal Redoubt

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Southern Terminal Redoubt
Location Address Restricted, Newport News, Virginia
Area 1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Governing body State
MPS Oakland Farm Industrial Park MRA
NRHP Reference # 83003296[1]
VLR # 121-0041
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 24, 1983
Designated VLR September 16, 1982[2]

Southern Terminal Redoubt is a historic archaeological site located at Newport News, Virginia. It is a uniquely intact component that represents the southern end of General John B. Magruder's defensive Warwick Line. It is a relatively small defensive earthwork that constitutes one of the few surviving and undisturbed remnants of the 1862 Peninsula Campaign in Virginia. It is representative of a major military feat significant to the outcome of the American Civil War and exemplifies diverse types of defensive adaptation. An archaeological investigation of this site could potentially yield new insights into Civil War military architecture.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Clarence R. Geier and Staff (April 1982). "Oakland Farm Industrial Park MRA" (PDF). National Park Service.