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Todds Tavern in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lafayette at Corbinís Bridge

 
 
Lafayette at Corbinís Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 15, 2012
1. Lafayette at Corbinís Bridge Marker
Inscription. Pursued by British Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton, the Marquis de Lafayette camped just west of here near Corbinís Bridge on 2 June during the campaign of 1781. Commanding more than 3,000 Continental soldiers and militia, Lafayette sought to move northward and link up with Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayneís approximately 1,000 Continentals who were heading south from Pennsylvania. On 3 June, Gen. Charles Cornwallis ordered Tarleton to Charlottesville on a raid. Tarleton broke off his pursuit of Lafayette and nearly captured Gov. Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville the following day.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. Sponsored the Mine Run chapter, DAR. (Marker Number JJ-7.)
 
Location. 38° 14.857′ N, 77° 40.109′ W. Marker is in Todds Tavern, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Brock Road (County Route 613) and Catharpin Road (County Route 612), on the left when traveling south on Brock Road. Click for map. It is next to Toddís Marketís parking lot,and across the road from the Toddís Tavern wayside. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9626 Brock Road, Spotsylvania VA 22553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Lafayette at Corbinís Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 15, 2012
2. Lafayette at Corbinís Bridge Marker
flies. Toddís Tavern (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Toddís Tavern (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Toddís Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Piney Branch School (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Todds Tavern.
 
More about this marker. Marker is dated 2011 on its face, which reflects the year is was cast, but it was in fact erected in September, 2012 and dedicated on the 15th. It was sponsored by the Mine Run Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Lafayetteís Virginia Campaign 1781. “1 June 1781. Cornwallis, after making an excursion to Aylettís, re crossed the Chickahominy at Bottomís Bridge. He reached Cookís Ford on the North Anna River and stopped. He became aware that Wayneís force was getting close to joining up with Lafayette. Cornwallis decided to stop chasing Lafayette.
Catharpin Road Bridge over the Po River image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 15, 2012
3. Catharpin Road Bridge over the Po River
At or near the location of Corbinís Bridge, about 2½ miles west of the marker.


“2 June 1781. Lafayette reached Corbinís Bridge. He learned of the British evacuation of Camden, and the fall of Fort Motte, Orangeburg and Fort Granby. He received Greeneís dispatch, dated 16 May, that informed Lafayette of von Steubenís new orders to stay in Virginia.

“Unfortunately Greeneís instructions to von Steuben to this effect were intercepted and the Prussian remained in doubt for some time as to his line of command status. Von Steuben would not learn until 12 June that he had been ordered to stay in Virginia, and be under Lafayetteís command. Lafayette was sensitive to von Steubenís feelings, and never pushed the matter, though he was not fully aware of von Steuben misunderstanding.” (Submitted on September 16, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Campaign of 1781
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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