"The battle of Williamsburg has received less importance in history than it has merited. It having been measured by results rather than the opportunities it presented for the successful close of the campaign."
Edwin Brown, 1st Mass. Vols.
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Capture of the flag of the 5th North Carolina by Tom McMahon, America's Civil War May 2002 (PDF)
Primary Source Reading
The Battle of Williamsburg and the Charge of the 24th Virginia of Early's Brigade. By Col. Maury. 1880
Battle of Williamsburgh with Reminiscences of the Campaign, Hospital Experiences, Debates, Etc. By James R. Burns. 1865
Images (Library of Congress- Waud)
Images (Library of Congress- Various)
Maps, cartography and geographic renderings (Library of Congress- Various)
The Battlefield of Williamsburg, Va. :fought 5th May 1862. Robert Knox Sneden c.1870
Plan of Fort Magruder, Battlefield of Williamsburg, Virginia. Sketched the day after the battle 6th May 1862. Robert Knox Sneden, 1862.
Army of the Potomac, Yorktown to Williamsburg. Henry Abbot & Gen. Humphrey Sep. 1862
Williamsburg to White House. Henry Abbot & Gen. Humphrey Sep. 1862
Sketch of the battlefield and Confederate works in front of Williamsburg, Va., May 5th 1862. Miles, McAlester c.1876