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The Fall Line
The Fall Line is the natural border between the Peidmont and Coastal Plain regions where waterfalls occur, preventing further travel along the rivers
The Great Dismal Swamp and Lake Drummond
This water feature is located in the Coastal Plain region. It has a variety of wildlife and Lake Drummond is located in the swamp.
The Chesapeake Bay
This body of water separates the Eastern Shore from the mainland of Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay provided a source for food and transportation.
The Eastern Shore
The Eastern Shore is a peninsula bordered by the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east
Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement. It became the first capital of Virginia. The capital was later moved to Williamsburg.
The second capital of Virginia. Williamsburg became the capital of Virginia after the move from Jamestown.
Richmond is the third capital of Virginia. Richmond became the third capital after Williamsburg. It was also named the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Richmond fell to Union General U.S. Grant and was burned near the end of the Civil War.
The Battle of Great Bridge
The first land battle of the Revolutionary War in Virginia. This battle forced the colonial Governor (Lord Dunmore) to flee Norfolk.
The last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Resulting in the American victory over the British.
Harper’s Ferry is location where John Brown (an abolitionist) led a raid on the United States Arsenal. He planned start a slave rebellion.
The Battle of Bull Run (Manassas, VA)
The first major battle of the Civil War. General Stonewall Jackson played a significant role in this battle.
The Battle of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, VA)
Confederate General Robert E. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The Confederate Army defeated Union troops at Fredericksburg, VA.
Appomattox Court house
This was the site of the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. This surrender brought an end to the Civil War.