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Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
1. Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth Marker
Inscription. Arnold, after going over to the British, was sent to Virginia to make war on the state. He reached Hampton Roads in December, 1780, raided to Richmond and came to Portsmouth, January 19, 1781. Establishing his headquarters in Patrick Robinson's house, and using the old sugar house on Crawford Street as a prison and barracks, Arnold remained here until spring. Then again he went up the James to open the fateful campaign of 1781 that won the war for America. (Marker Number Q 8E.)
 
Location. 36° 51.25′ N, 76° 20.068′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Bayview Boulevard and Maryland Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Bayview Boulevard. Click for map. Located in Bayview Park, on the walking path across from Maryland Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain Ted Conaway Memorial Naval Cemetery 1838-1986 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 1.8
Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
2. Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth Marker
miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Confederate Section (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Gen Benedict Arnold at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By H.B. Hall
3. Benedict Arnold
Copy of engraving by H. B. Hall after John Trumbull, published 1879., 1931 - 1932
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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