Berkeley Plantation

12602 Harrison Landing Rd, Charles City, Virginia

Benjamin Harrison - Berkeley Plantation
Berkeley Plantation / Library of Congress / Jet Lowe

 

From the inscription:

A short distance south, it was first settled in 1619, when the first Thanksgiving was held here. The present mansion, built in 1726, was the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and President William Henry Harrison. During July and August, 1862, it was the headquarters of General McClellan. The bugle call 'Taps' was composed here then by General Butterfield.

 

 

 


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