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5 Fun Facts About June 24 In Virginia History

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1. On June 24, 1813, the Battle of Craney Island took place near present-day Portsmouth. The British forces attempted to land and capture the American fortifications, but were repelled by the American forces, preserving the important port of Norfolk from British invasion during the War of 1812.

2. On June 24, 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee ordered General Jeb Stuart to begin his famous raid around the Union army during the Civil War's Gettysburg Campaign. The decision to move his cavalry around the Union army rather than gathering intelligence on Union forces proved costly for the Confederacy, contributing to their defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg.

3. June 24, 1916 marked the death of former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator Thomas Staples Martin. Martin was a Democratic Party leader who held significant power within the party during his career, serving as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee for two terms.

4. On June 24, 1925, Virginia politician Harry F. Byrd was appointed as the governor of Virginia. Byrd went on to serve five terms as governor and became a major force in Virginia politics, helping to establish the "Byrd Organization" that dominated the state's politics for many years.

5. June 24, 2017 saw the opening of the new Virginia Women's Monument on Capitol Square in Richmond. The monument, which features bronze statues of prominent Virginia women such as Pocahontas and civil rights icon Barbara Johns, was the first of its kind to be erected on state-owned land in the United States.
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