Saturday, November 15, 2008

Around Town

Most of you know that next to ghost hunting one of my favorite things to do is visit sites of the American Civil War..Living in Virginia our entire area is rich in history. I wanted to show a few photos from my neighborhood. The first ones of the mill are about 1/4 of a mile from me. Across from where this mill is now is strip shops but during the Civil War the area was an encampment area. I am really surprised that we do not have any haunting where I am at but as far as I know there have never been any reports.

The earthworks located adjacent to this 1820 tide mill were the western anchor of Confederate Major General John B. Magruder’s first line of defense during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign.

This next set of photos are from a local cemetery. Buried here are the remains of men who died at the
Newport News POW Camp – Monument honors Confederate prisoners who died in the nearby Union POW camp at Camp Butler, April–August 1865.

This final set is of the
Warwick Court House, Newport News – Built in 1810, this building served as headquarters for Union Brig. Gen. Erasmus Keyes during the Warwick River/Yorktown siege. The gas balloon Constitution was deployed at this site.
The court house is not in use today, but they are doing some renovations, I am always excited when a part of our history is preserved.

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Blogger Catch said...

great brother and sisterinlaw go to Virginia a lot and do sight seeing on a lot of the historical things. You have some beautiful pictures there! Thanks for sharing.

November 16, 2008 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Honestly, I think that Virginia is one of the prettiest states in the country and if I were ever to move, it's definitely high on the list of places I'd go.

Have you ever taken any night pictures to see what you might get? Perhaps there are some hauntings or ghostly spirits around but they don't bother anyone.

November 17, 2008 at 12:12 AM  

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