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  • 150 years: Civil War arms race leads to ironclad clash

    150 years: Civil War arms race leads to ironclad clash
    Hopelessly outmatched on the seas, the Confederacy built an iron monster that launched a furious arms race, setting the stage for the bloody collision that changed the course of naval history. -- Battle of Hampton Roads: Construction of the USS Virginia...
  • Footprint of 1608 Jamestown church revealed

    Footprint of 1608 Jamestown church revealed
     Few patches of ground looked less promising when student archaeologists began probing the center of historic James Fort toward the end of their 2010 summer field school.     Scoured out by slaves for the construction of a Confederate earthwork, the...
  • City Guide: Newport News

    Newport News is a maritime city steeped in history, dating back to the early 1600s, when it was first settled. Legend has it that it was named after explorer Capt. Christopher Newport, who sometime about 1610 sailed on the James River to return to the...
  • Museum could house naval collection at Monroe

    The Museum of the Confederacy is considering a presence at Fort Monroe in Hampton where it could showcase its collection of naval artifacts. The Richmond-based museum has an expansion plan underway which would see three satellite locations being set up....
  • The City of Newport News, Virginia

    About 22 miles long and only 4 miles wide, the area that became Newport News was first settled in 1619. In 1896, that community -- the former seat of Warwick County -- became the separate city of Newport News. Warwick County was one of the eight...
  • Becoming Hampton: Dates to remember

    Sept. 12, 1570 Spanish Jesuits stop at Indian village of Kecoughtan en route to establishing settlement on the York River. 1597 Chief Powhatan's warriors seize Kecoughtan and install his son Pochins as chief. April 30, 1607 English settlers land at...