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Chickahominy

(chĭkəhŏm`ĭnē), river, c.90 mi (140 km) long, rising NW of Richmond, Va., and flowing SE to the James River. In the Civil War fighting was heavy along its banks.
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Grant changed his strategy thereafter by marching across the Chickahominy River, crossing the James River unopposed, and attempting to seize the Confederate transportation hub at Petersburg, Virginia, on the Appomattox River.
Historically, this event might well have constituted the first Indian removal under the pressure of the English settlers, as the paramount Chief Powhatan relocated the town in 1609 to Orapakes, further up the Chickahominy River and away from the shore and the English settlement.
His log records the visit of President Abraham Lincoln to Richmond on 5 April, General Lee's surrender, Lincoln's assassination, and mop-up blockade duty on the Chickahominy River.
About ten years ago, the issue came to a head on Virginia's Chickahominy River, a tidal estuary known for its quality duck hunting as well as its first-rate bass fishing.
In early December 1607, Smith and a small party rowed about 50 miles up the Chickahominy River (a tributary to the James River), passing several Indian villages along the way.
In December 1607, Captain John Smith was exploring the uncharted upper regions of the Chickahominy River.
They attempt to gather food by travelling up the Chickahominy River, where members of a Native American tribe, ruled by Powhatan (August Schellenberg), make their presence felt.
That day, Harvard botanist Merritt Lyndon Fernald collected the plant's low-growing, round-leaved tuffs in two places along the edge of the Chickahominy River in Virginia.
Heintzelman's III Corps, he directed the siege of Yorktown (April 4-May 4, 1862); was commander of V Corps (May 18); isolated by McClellan's faulty plan north of the Chickahominy River from the bulk of the Union Army, he withstood the brunt of Lee's attack at Mechanicsville (June 26); from new positions at Gaines's Mill, he held out until nearly dark; when his line was breached, he conducted an orderly and skillful withdrawal (June 27); in the absence of McClellan, he exercised tactical command at the battle of Malvern Hill, where Lee's attacks were repulsed with heavy loss (July 1); was promoted to major general of volunteers and brevet brigadier general of regulars (July 4); came under the command of Gen.
The lower Chickahominy River is a major source of drinking water for the lower portion of the Virginia Peninsula,
The operation was to begin with V and II Army Corps crossing the Chickahominy River at Long Bridge.