Inscription. Nearby, late in the afternoon of 6 Julyl 1781, Gen. Charles Cornwallis and cavalry commander Col. Banastre Tarleton with 5,000 British and Hessian troops clashed with 800 American troops commanded by Brig. Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Marquis de Lafayette. Believing that the main British force was across the James River, and that he was attacking Cornwallis’s rear guard. Wayne soon realized that he was facing far superior numbers. He startled the advancing British forces by charging them, exchanging volleys, and then withdrawing his troops from encirclement and certain defeat. Dusk prevented Cornwallis from pursuing the Americana.
By Laura Troy, September 8, 2007
|1. Battle Of Green Spring Marker|
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-39.)
Location. 37° 14.105′ N, 76° 47.108′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Greensprings Road (County Route 614) north of 4H Club Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor’s Land (here, next to this marker); Green Spring Road (here, next to this marker); Church on the Main (here, next to this marker); Battle of Green Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel H. Yonge, Civil Engineer (1843-1935) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pocahontas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jamestown Road (approx. half a mile away); First Germans at Jamestown (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2010
|2. Battle Of Green Spring Marker|
More about this marker. This marker sits with 3 other markers, V41,V42,V46 on the side of the road at a driveway entrance of some sort.
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,785 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 12, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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