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Tucker Hill in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War of 1812

Poisoning Inquiry at Yeocomico Church

 
 
War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 20, 2014
1. War of 1812 Marker
Inscription. In Spring 1814, a 36th U.S. Infantry detachment camped here at the near ruinous Yeocomico Church to guard against British Potomac River raids. Soon after the British landed at nearby Nomini Ferry in July, they found poisoned wine at the Thompson house and accused the Virginia militia of uncivilized warfare. Militia Gen. John P. Hungerford held a court of inquiry here in the repaired church and found the accusations “utterly without foundation.” The British accepted the finding. In 1816, William L. Rogers, a 36th Regiment soldier, returned here from New Jersey, married Ann Murphy of Ayrfield, and coordinated the 1706 church’s restoration.
 
Erected 2011 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JT 93.)
 
Location. 38° 3.711′ N, 76° 35.801′ W. Marker is in Tucker Hill, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Old Yeocomico Road (Virginia Route 606) 0.3 miles south of Tucker Hill Road (Virginia Route 610), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1233 Old Yeocomico Rd, Kinsale VA 22488, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zion Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away);
Old Yeocomico Church Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 20, 2014
2. Old Yeocomico Church Rd
Yeocomico Church (approx. 2 miles away); Washington’s Mother (approx. 2 miles away); McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 2 miles away); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (approx. 2.4 miles away); Relentless Raids (approx. 2.4 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 2.4 miles away); “O! say can you see…” (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War of 1812
 
Old Yeocomico Church Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 20, 2014
3. Old Yeocomico Church Rd
War of 1812 marker in front of Yeocomico Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 20, 2014
4. War of 1812 marker in front of Yeocomico Church
Yeocomico Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 20, 2014
5. Yeocomico Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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