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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

College Camp

1775-1781

 
 
College Camp Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 19, 2009
1. College Camp Marker
Inscription. On this site in September 1775 Colonel Patrick Henry established camp grounds for Virginia troops who were to rendezvous and train at Williamsburg. Several Virginia regiments left here in 1776 and 1777 to join General George Washington’s army in the north. In 1777 students formed a college company with the President, Rev. James Madison, as captain. Troops camped here before the Battle of Yorktown in 1781.

Presented by the Society of Alumni – 1976
 
Erected 1976 by W&M Society of Alumni.
 
Location. 37° 16.25′ N, 76° 42.611′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from James Blair Drive near Richmond Road. Click for map. This marker is located at the east end of the Sunken Garden on the College of William & Mary campus. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23187, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Priorities of the College of William and Mary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alumni of the College of William and Mary (about 300 feet away); The Christopher Wren Building (about 300 feet away); In Gallia Nati Mortui in Virginia
College Camp Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2009
2. College Camp Marker
(about 300 feet away); Sir Christopher Wren Building (about 500 feet away); Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt (about 500 feet away); Indian School at the College of William & Mary (about 600 feet away); The College of William and Mary in Virginia (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Sunken Garden at W&M Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2009
3. The Sunken Garden at W&M
 
 
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