Hampton Roads History
Stories and images from the Daily Press explore 400 years of history in Hampton Roads, the oldest permanent continuous English-speaking region in America.
Hampton Roads History
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Pictures: More than 150 years after Confederate troops set it ablaze, people are still shaking their heads over the burning of Hampton. bit.ly/1JKegoN -- Mark St. John Erickson
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Drawn in April 1862 by Union cartographer Robert Knox Sneden, this detailed watercolor drawing shows another view of the sprawling landscape of ruins left in Hampton after its destruction by a Confederate fire.
Here's the link to our package of stories, photos and videos on today's announcement regarding the identification of four burials unearthed inside the footprint of the 1608 church at Jamestown: bit.ly/1KwqBLA -- Mark St. John Erickson
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A view of Chancel burial excavations on November 2013. (Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution and Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation (Preservation Virginia)
Pictures: New discovery rewrites history at Jamestown with the identification of four burials found inside the 1608 church. bit.ly/1MrDB8w -- Mark St. John Erickson
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Lost Founders of Early America A team of archaeologists and scientists has identified the remains of four men buried in a church discovered recently at Jamestown dating to 1608 - Overview of the chancel burial excavations.
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The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and archaeologists from Jamestown have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the first permanent British settlers in America survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism.
Here are some of the images I've been looking at while compiling a list of milestone discoveries archaeologists have made at Jamestown: bit.ly/1MrDB8w -- Mark St. John Erickson
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Here's Sunday's story on Homer L. Ferguson, the man who made Newport News Shipbuilding into a world-renowned yard -- and who built more famous ships than any other shipbuilder. bit.ly/1OrPVDR -- Mark St. John Erickson
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Here are some of the images I've been looking at while putting together a Sunday story marking the phenomenal impact of Newport News Shipbuilding chief Homer L. Ferguson on the storied yard and the surrounding region. bit.ly/1J64Xz7 -- Mark St. John Erickson
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Here's a link to the photo gallery that goes with this morning's story on a new Mariners' Museum campaign to catalog some long-unexplored parts of its rich, 600,000-plus collection of maritime images; bit.ly/1TgQLpI -- Mark St. John Erickson
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College of William & Mary archaeologist Martin Gallivan talks about the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station dig probing for clues to the Indian village visited by John Smith. bit.ly/1IO04Gr
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Pictures from the College of William and Mary dig exploring a Kiskiak Indian site at the Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown. Story to come: bit.ly/1IGingJ -- Mark St. John Erickson
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Pictures: York River dig probes for clues to Indian village visited by John Smith
Here are some of the photos I've been looking at while writing a 90th anniversary story on the pioneering Langley wind tunnel that reshaped the modern airplane. bit.ly/1GyxSWv -- Mark St. John Erickson
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Pictures and video from the discovery of an early massive chimney base on the grounds of historic Bacon's Castle. Story to come: bit.ly/1eqRqGn -- Mark St. John Erickson.
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New discovery unearthed at Bacon's Castle -- America's oldest brick house
Pictures: Remembering the fabled 5th New York Zouaves, bloodied at the June 10, 1861 Battle of Big Bethel. bit.ly/1S47Dzs -- Mark St. John Erickson
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Replica French frigate's visit stirs memories of Lafayette's triumphant 1824 tour of Hampton Roads.
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Hampton Roads swooned over Lafayette's 1824 return as a Revolutionary War icon
Three Newport News carriers stem Japanese tide in legendary June 4-7, 1942 Battle of Midway
Remembering the French naval victory that set the stage for victory at Yorktown. - Mark St. John Erickson
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Pictures: Captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis imprisoned at Fort Monroe -- a visual preview of a Friday story marking the 150th anniversary. bit.ly/1Gp7V06 - Mark St. John Erickson
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"Pictures: A beleaguered President Woodrow Wilson finds refuge on a Hampton golf course" shows some of images you'll see in my Sunday story on Wilson's many visits to the Peninsula. bit.ly/1RQq5MK -- Mark St. John Erickson