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Lanexa in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Diascund Bridge

 
 
Diascund Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. Diascund Bridge Marker
Inscription. As part of British Maj. Gen. William Phillips Apr. 1781 campaign in Virginia by the 21st he sent Lt. Col. Robert Abercrombie's Light Infantry from Barrett's Ferry, where it enters the James River, to destroy the state's naval docks, ships, warehouses, and numerous military stores along the Chickahominy River. Luckily for the Americans, most of Virginia's ships had been anchored in temporary safety up the James River at Osborne's in Chesterfield County. Abercrombie's troops accomplished the remainder of their mission including destroying naval stores held at Diascund Bridge during the night of 22 Apr., before meeting up with Phillips.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 24.)
 
Location. 37° 25.436′ N, 76° 53.629′ W. Marker is in Lanexa, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of Creeks End Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lanexa VA 23089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Kent County (here, next to this marker); Liberty Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Cooper's Mill
Diascund Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. Diascund Bridge Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tyree's Plantation (about 300 feet away); Fort James (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); New Kent County / James City County (approx. 3.4 miles away); New Kent Road (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lanexa.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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