Harrison's Landing

Harrisons Landing

Lincoln reviews Union troops at Harrison's Landing in July 1862.

Harrison’s Landing is situated in Charles City County, VA and served as a supply center for the Union Army after it withdrew from the Potomac River following the Battle of Malvern Hill. While stationed at Harrison’s Landing, General Daniel Butterfield created Taps, one of the most recognized and revered bugle calls in the nation. It was originally meant as a tranquil signal to extinguish the camp lights, but it developed into a solemn tribute to honor the sacrifice and service of the nation's fallen.