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Arnold's British Defenses, 1781

 
 
Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 23, 2009
1. Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 Marker
Inscription. A brick wind­mill near here was close to the south­ern limit of a line of British redoubts erected in March 1781 by order of Brigadier Gen­eral Bene­dict Arnold, who under Major Gen­eral William Phillips, com­manded British troops occu­py­ing Portsmouth. This line of for­ti­fi­ca­tions extended north in an arc along Wash­ing­ton Street to the water­front near Court Street.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Q 8-q.)
 
Location. 36° 50.414′ N, 76° 18.091′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on Crawford Parkway west of Court Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cornwallis at Portsmouth (here, next to this marker); Olde Towne Portsmouth (a few steps from this marker); Fort Nelson (within shouting distance of this marker); Craney Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Arnold's British Defenses, 1781
Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 Marker (on left) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
2. Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 Marker (on left)
Cornwallis in Portsmouth marker is on the right
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Elizabeth River (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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