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Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cornwallis's Route

 
 
Cornwallis's Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 6, 2009
1. Cornwallis's Route Marker
Inscription. Gen. Charles Cornwallis and his British forces left Petersburg on 24 May 1781 to attack the Marquis de Lafayette and his troops stationed in Richmond. Learning of Cornwallis's movements, Lafayette abandoned the city on 27 May and moved north through Hanover County to the North Anna River. After bivouacking at White Oak Swamp on 27 May, Cornwallis pursued Lafayette through Hanover County until 1 June, when the British troops reached the North Anna River. There Cornwallis sent his forces west in a two-pronged attack to destroy colonial storehouses and attempt to capture the governor and the General Assembly in Charlottesville.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 13.)
 
Location. 37° 40.884′ N, 77° 11.304′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Mechanicsville Turnpike (U.S. 360) 1.2 miles east of River Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry's Call to Arms (here, next to this marker); Edmund Ruffin's Grave (approx. 2.7 miles away); Headquarters of Opechancanough
Cornwallis's Route Marker on Rte 360 (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 6, 2009
2. Cornwallis's Route Marker on Rte 360 (facing east).
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 3 miles away); “The Old Church” (approx. 3.1 miles away); "Hanover Town" (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hanovertown (approx. 3.3 miles away); Union Army's Crossing of the Pamunkey River (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 713 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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