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Skirmish at Waters Creek

 
 
Skirmish At Waters Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Skirmish At Waters Creek Marker
Inscription. Capt. Edward Waters gave his name to Waters Creek when patented land here in 1624. In the spring of 1781 a force of 30 mounted militia led by Capt. Edward Mallory repulsed a British foraging party loaded with plunder near the mouth of the creek. In a running battle the Virginians pursued the enemy to Newport News Point. Here they regained their boats, but left mortally wounded Capt. Brown behind.
 
Erected by Woman's Club of Newport News.
 
Location. 37° 2.46′ N, 76° 29.201′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Museum Drive 0.3 miles west of Boundary Road, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capture of the 'Patriot' (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morrison (approx. 1.1 miles away); Waters Creek (approx. 1.3 miles away); Estelle and George Abernathy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Leifr Eiriksson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Captain Christopher Newport (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hilton Village (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Baptist Church Morrison (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Museum Drive at Lions Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Museum Drive at Lions Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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