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Near Grays Corner in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers

 
 
McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers Marker
Inscription. Bennett and James McCoy, free men (probably brothers) from Westmoreland County, were among the many African Americans who served in the Virginia militia and the United States Army or Navy during the Revolutionary War. Bennett McCoy served for three years starting in 1777, participated in several major battles, and reenlisted with the 15th Virginia Regiment until the end of the war. James McCoy rendered guard service on the Potomac River from 1777 to 1778. In 1781, he was drafted and stationed on the York River at Yorktown and acted as a bowman to assist “his captain” in navigating the river. Each of the McCoys received a pension for his service.
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JT-20.)
 
Location. 38° 2.514′ N, 76° 37.455′ W. Marker is near Grays Corner, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Sandy Point Road (County Route 604) and Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202), on the left when traveling east on Sandy Point Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hague VA 22469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s Mother (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers Marker
line); Yeocomico Church (about 600 feet away); Zion Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kinsale (approx. 2 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2 miles away); Richard Henry Lee’s Grave (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Burnt House Field (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grays Corner.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 807 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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