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  Chickahominy River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chickahominy also known as "the Chick" is a river in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Virginia, near which several battles of the United States Civil War were fought in 1862 and 1864.
The Chickahominy River is a Coastal Plain tributary to the James River (Virginia) with headwaters northwest of Richmond, Virginia in the Fall Zone.
In the 19th century, the Chickahominy was bordered in many places by swampy forests, which during heavy rains and spring thaw were covered with water as to be almost impassable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chickahominy_River   (1370 words)

 Chapter LVI. Grant, Ulysses S. 1885–86. Personal Memoirs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As soon as Warren’s corps was over the Chickahominy it marched out and joined the cavalry in holding the roads from Richmond while the army passed.
Burnside’s and Wright’s corps were on the Chickahominy, and crossed during the night, Warren’s corps and the cavalry still covering the army.
When this is effected I will move the army to the south side of the James River, either by crossing the Chickahominy and marching near to City Point, or by going to the mouth of the Chickahominy on north side and crossing there.
www.bonus.com /contour/bartlettqu/http@@/www.bartleby.com/1011/56.html   (4668 words)

 Part Two, Swanton
Ozenic, on Chickahominy River in New Kent County.
Rappahannock, at the mouth of a creek on Rappahannock River in Richmond County.
Wicocomoco, at the mouth of Wicomico River in Northumberland County.
www.saponitown.com /SwantonPartTwo.htm   (2880 words)

 Concerned Bass Amglers of Virginia Restocks Chickahominy River
Chickahominy River - After seven months of organizing and fundraising, the Concerned Bass Anglers of Virginia (CBAV) is proud to announce the restocking of the ailing lower Chickahominy River with largemouth bass fingerlings.
From the hatchery, the fish were transported on July 13 to Chickahominy Waterfront Park on the lower Chickahominy River located on Route 5, via VDGIF hatchery trucks.
The reason for the restocking effort was due to VDGIF data and angler reports of a near collapse of the largemouth bass fishery in the Chickahominy River.
www.bassnedge.com /latestnews/cbav.htm   (976 words)

 VCI - Chickahominy Tribe
The Chickahominy Indian Tribe was among those which witnessed the coming of the colonists in 1607.
At that time the Chickahominy lived in villages along the Chickahominy River from the James River to the middle of the current county of New Kent.
The tribe, governed by a council of elders, was considered an ally of Powhatan and his paramount chiefdom.
indians.vipnet.org /tribes/chickahominy.cfm   (286 words)

The Chickahominy Tribe is located in Charles City County, Virginia, mid-way between Richmond and Williamsburg, near where the tribe lived in 1600.
When Jamestown was founded, the Tribe lived in established villages along the Chickahominy River from the mouth of the river near Jamestown to the middle of the current county of New Kent.
The Chickahominy Tribe was granted official recognition by the state of Virginia in 1983 and since 1996, has been working hard towards recognition by the Federal Government.
www.chickahominytribe.org   (598 words)

 ipedia.com: Chickahominy River Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Chickahominy is a river in southeast Virginia, near which several battles of the United States Civil War were fought in 1862 and 1864.
General McClellan up to this time had received his provisions and supplies by the way of the York River, and his base (that is, the place where his provisions were landed) was at West Point, on the Chickahominy.
The Confederates had already attacked the Unionists at Mechanicsville on the east side of the river, but after the bloody battle they were driven back (June 26).
www.ipedia.com /chickahominy_river.html   (944 words)

 Chickahominy Information
The Chickahominy River is named after the Native American people who still inhabit the region.
It was members of the Chickahominy tribe who captured Captain John Smith of Jamestown when he was exploring the Chickahominy River.
Today, although they do not have a reservation, the Chickahominy tribe is the largest Native American tribe in Virginia with over a thousand members, and private land holdings in the Chickahominy watershed.
www.ewebtribe.com /NACulture/chickahominy.htm   (564 words)

 Jamestown 1607
The river is studded with islands and huge rocks that allow paddlers time to picnic, soak up the sunshine and fresh air or doze to the sounds of the river flowing by.
A tributary of the James River, the Chickahominy River rises to the northeast of Richmond and flows southeast to the James.
Belle Isle, James River: From a Native American fishing village to a 20th century stell plant, Belle Isle Historic Park is a 54 acre island in the heart of Richmond that shows the social and economic history of Virginia's capitol city.
www.jamestown1607.org /printerfriendly.asp?page=nwmsites   (960 words)

 Riverside Camp II Campground Home
The river is one of the longest rivers in Virginia and is teeming with fish, birds, and other wildlife.
The Chickahominy River is also a great river for boating, canoeing, and rafting; there are several outfitters and fishing guides available in the area.
Other river activities include a designated swim area, picnicking, wildlife viewing, birding, and sightseeing.We also offer launching your boat on our 100 ft long piers with a fee of $6.00, to be paid at check in.
www.riversidecamp2.com   (386 words)

 Virginia's First People - Past and Present - History Today
When Jamestown was founded, the Chickahominy Tribe lived in villages along the Chickahominy River from the James River to the middle of the current county of New Kent.
The Chickahominy Republic was ravaged by raids in 1623 and in 1627.
The Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division was formally recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1983.
virginiaindians.pwnet.org /history/today.php   (3199 words)

 VDGIF > Hunting > WMAs > Chickahominy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This type of management, coupled with the area's location along a major tidal river and creek, gives this Charles City County area a variety of habitat types that is unique to the Department's Wildlife Management Area system.
The Chickahominy sighting-in range has a 10 station bench rest rifle range with 25, 50 and 100 yard target points and a 10 station pistol range with 15, 25 and 50 yard target points.
Visits to the bluffs along the Chickahominy River, or the interior of the property often yield sightings of many upland and wetland plant and animal species, including ospreys and bald eagles.
www.dgif.state.va.us /hunting/wma/chickahominy.html   (645 words)

 American Rivers:
Instead, the Department of Recreation and Conservation is to initiate studies of potential scenic rivers and advance recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly.
The Virginia Act states that after a river is designated scenic, the construction, operation, or maintenance of any structure that impedes the natural flow of water, including dams, is prohibited unless specifically authorized by an act of the General Assembly.
If a river is added to the state scenic rivers system, then the General Assembly will designate an agency to administer that specific component.
www.americanrivers.org /site/PageServer?pagename=AMR_content_2f28   (492 words)

 Swtext Virgina Tribes 1d
In northern Virginia between the falls of the rivers and the mountains east and west and the Potomac and North Anna Rivers north and south.
Stegaraki, on the Rapidan River in Orange County.
In the tidewater section of Virginia from Potomac River to the divide between James River and Albemarle Sound, and the territory of the present eastern shore of Virginia.
www.hiddenhistory.com /PAGE3/swsts/virgnia1.HTM   (4868 words)

 Chickahominy (tribe) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chickahominy are a tribe of Native Americans who primarily live in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area, specifically in Charles City and New Kent counties.
The Chickahominy were allied to Wahunsonacock, known to the English as Chief Powhatan, and his chiefdom of 30 or so tribes.
The Chickahominy were forced to cede much of their land in 1646 after a failed attempt to drive the colonists from Virginia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chickahominy_(tribe)   (218 words)

 Monterey County Herald | 10/15/2006 | ROLLING ON THE RIVER
Bill Portlock, senior educator with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, stops paddling on the Chickahominy River to point out arrow arum, wild rice, rose mallow and other plants growing in a tidal freshwater marsh, much as they did when Capt. John Smith explored the region in the early 17th century.
Members of the Chickahominy Tribe's board said Virginia Indians have other reasons for supporting the trail: getting their story told, raising awareness that the rivers once were dotted with Indian settlements and perhaps helping them in their push for federal recognition, which could entitle them to financial aid.
The Chickahominy River, a tributary of the James in the Cypress Loop, is well-suited to canoeing and kayaking.
www.montereyherald.com /mld/mcherald/entertainment/15765566.htm   (1071 words)

 River's Rest - The Perfect Virginia Family Vacation Destination
The Chickahominy River attracts bass fishing fanatics from all over Virginia.
River's Rest is only minutes from Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country and other area attractions.
River's Rest is also a popular lodging destination for Williamsburg travelers desiring more secluded and natural surroundings.
www.riversrest.com   (150 words)

 River's Rest - A Bass Fishing Paradise!
The Chickahominy River attracts freshwater fishing fanatics from all over the East Coast.
The Chickahominy offers fishing variety and an array of different venues to pursue your favorite quarry.
In addition to hundreds of miles of structure-laden river, a myriad of tidal creeks meander through the entire area.
www.riversrest.com /fishing.htm   (89 words)

 County of Charles City: Two Rivers
Since the first quarter of the eighteenth century the county has comprised an area of 204 square miles bounded by the James River on the south, by the Chickahominy River on the east and north, and by Turkey Island Creek on the west.
The Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area consists of 5,217 acres bordering the Chickahominy River of woodlands, tidal creeks and marshy guts.
The James River Association is a non-profit citizen’s organization dedicated to the conservation and responsible stewardship of the natural and historic resources of the James River.
www.charlescity.org /2rivers.php   (1097 words)

 Topographical Engineers -- Engineers in the Union Army 2
Another ponton bridge, laid across the Shenandoah River east of Harpers Ferry by the Engineer Battalion on March 1, 1862, was used by Pennsylvania troops to cross to Virginia soil.
With the failure of the campaign and the withdrawal of the Union forces to the northern bank of the Rappahannock River, the bridges were dismantled on December 16 by the brigade.
Efforts were then made to cross the Rapidan River and for this purpose the brigade constructed bridges at Germanna Ford and Jacobs Ford, but again the army was forced to withdraw to the north bank of the Rapidan.
www.topogs.org /Engineers-2.htm   (3652 words)

 Virginia's First People - Past and Present - Virginia Indians Today - Chickahominy
Because of their proximity to Jamestown, the Chickahominy people had early contact with the English settlers, helping the settlers survive during their first few winters here by trading food for other items.
Captain John Smith made several trade voyages up the Chickahominy River to the heart of the Chickahominy land.
There are approximately 875 Chickahominy people living within a five-mile radius of the Tribal Center, with several hundred more living in other parts of the United States.
virginiaindians.pwnet.org /today/chickahominy.php   (402 words)

 NPS Historical Handbook: Richmond Battlefields
Slowed by the heavy rains and the bad condition of the roads, where "teams cannot haul over half a load, and often empty wagons are stalled," McClellan finally established his base of supply at White House on May 15.
Three corps lined the north bank of the Chickahominy, while the two corps under Generals E. Keyes and Samuel P. Heintzelman were south of the river, astride the York River Railroad and the roads down the peninsula.
With his army thus split by the Chickahominy, McClellan realized his position was precarious, but his orders were explicit: "General McDowell has been ordered to march upon Richmond by the shortest route.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/hh/33/hh33f.htm   (692 words)

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The tidal Chickahominy River and to some extent the tidal James River have traditionally supported and outstanding recreational largemouth bass fishery.
A creel survey was conducted from May - September on the tidal Chickahominy in an attempt to assess the status of the largemouth fishery.
The age distribution of the Chickahominy largemouth population mirrors that of the James, though bass from the Chickahominy are slower growing than those from the James.
www.vabass.com /features/2002/March.htm   (2229 words)

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Hill's, 4000 strong, guarding the crossings of the Chickahominy on the extreme left\emdash and Smith's division, under General Whiting, 10,500 strong, on the Meadow Bridges road, a little in rear of the troops that held the crest of the Chickahominy Bluff at that point.
The heavy rain during the night of the 30th had swollen the Chickahominy; it was rising when the battle of Seven Pines was fought, but had not reached such height as to prevent the enemy from using his bridges: consequently, Ge neral Sumner, during the engagement, brought over his corps as a re\'eb nforcement.
He was on the north side of the river, had built two bridges to connect with the south side, and, though their coverings were loosened by the upward pressure of the rising water, they were not yet quite impassable.
www.thepastwhispers.com /GUSTAVUS_SMITH_BOOK.rtf   (13455 words)

 The Roads Home to Florida: Seven Days Battle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
By sweeping down the river on that side and threatening his communications with York River it was thought that the enemy would be compelled to retreat or give battle out of his intrenchments.
The woods on the farther side of the swamp were occupied by sharpshooters, and trees had been felled to increase the difficulty of its passage and detain our advancing columns under the fire of infantry massed on the slopes of the opposite hills and of the batteries on their crests.
The bridges over the Chickahominy in rear of the enemy were destroyed, and their reconstruction impracticable in the presence of his whole army and powerful batteries.
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Send patrols at once along the line of the Chickahominy to ascertain whether the enemy are building bridges....If you are attacked be careful to state as promptly as possible the number, composition, and position of the enemy.
Hill was to cross the Chickahominy at Meadow Bridge when Jackson's advance beyond that point should be known and move directly upon Mechanicsville....In consequence of unavoidable delays the whole of General Jackson's command did not arrive at Ashland in time to enable him to reach the point designated on the 25th.
McClellan has withdrawn most of his troops across the Chickahominy River and is attending to all the details necessary in shifting his supply base to the James River.
www.civilweek.com /1862/jun2262.htm   (5223 words)

 deseretnews.com | New trail spotlights Virginia of 1607
ON THE CHICKAHOMINY AND JAMES RIVERS, Va. — Ospreys and turkey vultures soar above cypress trees as kayaks glide on the water, passing herons scouting for fish and fiddler crabs scurrying along a narrow strip of shoreline.
A pair of young ospreys keep their eyes on a visitor during a tour along the Chickahominy River in Virginia.
The river segment is part of Capt. John Smith's Trail, a boat and auto tour along the route explored by Smith in 1607 after the founding of Jamestown by the British.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,650195885,00.html   (988 words)

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