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Battle of Big Bethel

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Civil War....battle of Big Bethel

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Daily Press: Battle of Big Bethel walking trails

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Trailer 1 - The battle of Big Bethel 1861

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Trailer 2 - The battle of Big Bethel 1861

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Big Bethel order of battle

The Battle of Big Bethel was one of the earliest land battles of the American Civil War. It took place on the Virginia Peninsula, near Newport News, on June 10, 1861.
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  • Background 

  • Battle 

  • Aftermath 

  • Claim as first land battle of the American Civil War 

  • Battlefield preservation