File:Confederate Earthworks, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial National Historical Park, Jamestown, Virginia (14422305291).jpg
In the 19th century, Jamestown Island reverted to little-used farmland, and in 1862 became the site of Doller's Point Battery, a Confederate earthworks during the American Civil War intended to protect Richmond against Union gunboats. Swann's Point Battery was a Union Army battery located Swann's Point above the mouth of Gray's Creek on the James River, opposite Jamestown Island from 1862-1865. The Ambler Farm was burned by escaped slaves, who found the desolate island to be a haven. The area then reverted to farmland until preservation efforts began at the end of the 19th century.
|Source||Confederate Earthworks, Historic Jamestowne, Colonial National Historical Park, Jamestown, Virginia|
|Author||Ken Lund from Reno, Nevada, USA|
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