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The Peninsula Campaign

October 1st, 2019 Posted by Battle of Williamsburg, battle of williamsburg tour, occupation of Williamsburg Va, Peninsula Campaign No Comment yet

The Peninsula Campaign And The Battle Of Williamsburg

The Civil War Battle Of Williamsburg..was a key part of the Peninsula Campaign. The civil war’s early days set the tone for the bloody struggle that would cause so much trauma to not one nation, but two. The Peninsula Campaign was the campaign that encompassed the Battle Of Williamsburg. The Union plan to flank Richmond from the East would be marked with logistical struggles and human tragedy.

In many ways the Peninsula Campaign was a continuation of Union woes. A hesitant Union commander named George McClellan was not aggressive enough to really challenge the tactical expertise of the Confederates and as such never really commandeered the battlefields of the lush woodlands of Eastern Virginia.

Like so many Union offensives, it represented a slow beleaguered advance toward an objective. A key point in that objective was the Battle of Williamsburg.

Union Strategic Goal Of The Peninsula Campaign: Get ToPeninsula Campaign Richmond

On paper the Union Army strategic goal seems very simple. Attack the east flank Of The Confederacy in the vicinity of the Confederate Capital. Use larger manpower to overpower the Confederacy and force them to defend a critical strategic position. From there use siege tactics to grind the Confederate capital and army into submission. Of course the devil is in the details.

It would take the prodding of the President Of The United States to get General McClellan Of the Union to even go on the offensive. McClellan’s natural tendency was to dig in and not aggressively pursue his enemy. Regardless the Peninsula Campaign would quickly fade into the backdrop as the Confederates pursued future strategic moves of their own.

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The Occupation Of Williamsburg

May 6th, 2019 Posted by Battle of Williamsburg, battle of williamsburg tour, civil war tour, occupation of Williamsburg Va, Richmond Is A Hard Road To Travel No Comment yet

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A year ago you lived as a free woman in peace. You went to the market, to church, and to your home without any thought of safety, food, or your future. Times were good. Food was plentiful and you are healthy. Now it is 1862.

A Foreign Army Is Occupying Williamsburg

This is the reality of your hometown of Williamsburg Virginia. It is occupied by troops you despise. They wear a different color than those of the soldiers you support. They are in every street, every public building, and every place you go. They are your sworn enemy. The town is filled with refugees from Hampton, victims of the conflict caused by this invading army. They hang a flag you do not pledge allegiance too. It is the flag of the army that has invaded your town. The flag of the enemy is the stars and stripes of the United States Of America. They are the invaders of the South, or so this how you see it.

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The difference between whether it was the occupation of Williamsburg or the protection of the United States is a matter of perspective. To the local population of Williamsburg, Virginia the overall allegiance was to a new government and an old way of life. Many would say the Town of Williamsburg, Virginia pledged their allegiance to the Confederate States Of America. Many in the Union occupying army would tell you that the town was a nest of traitors, sworn enemies of the United States of America.

The Confederate Army In Williamsburg

The Confederate Army held Williamsburg for a very short time. Regardless, the territory, and a large number of the people that were denizens there, were loyal to the Confederacy. The true impact of this becomes very clear when you see daily life for the average Williamsburg citizen who lived most of the war under Union occupation.
Many citizens had open hostility and aggression toward the occupying Union Army. Many sympathizers would find ways to signal the Confederates of Union positions and movements. At times this aggression would come into the open with raids on Union positions in Williamsburg. There was limited interaction between many citizens and the uniformed representatives of the occupying Northern Army.

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Williamsburg Walking Tours helps you discover the truth, one story at a time. Our Civil War Tour, known as Richmond Was A Hard Road To Travel illuminates history in its plainest and often most honest perspective. From stories of struggle, to insights on the battle itself, you will discover history in a new way.


Sources

Mark St. John Erickson. (2013, April 26). Rebel raids, Yankee occupation. Retrieved from https://www.dailypress.com/features/history/civilwar/dp-civil-war-williamsburg-20130114-story.html