|New York Illustrated News, Sept. 30, 1861. The cover illustration shows Federal vessels driving back an iron-plated Confederate steamer at Newport News, Virginia. I purchased the paper from eBay dealer lindastevea.|
here for a contemporary map.) The engraving from the New York York Illustrated News takes us to a different time, beyond the traffic congestion and big box stores. Such old newspaper images bring the past alive and remind us of how Northern Virginia once sat in the middle of a war zone.
*At the time of the Civil War, the location was spelled "Bailey's Cross Roads."