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Near Hyacinth in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 9, 2016
1. British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point Face of Marker
Inscription. Two miles east on 3 Aug. 1814, 500 British marines and seamen under Adm. Sir George Cockburn landed at Mundy’s Point and Kinsale. Opposing the enemy at the Point were Capt. William Henderson and thirty Northumberland county militiamen. Henderson’s company was forced to retreat to the county courthouse. Later that day, British forces took Kinsale, burned the town, and seized tobacco. Three days later, they began raids along the Coan River. Among the British troops were about fifty formerly enslaved African Americans who were among the thousands who gained freedom by or working for the British.

The War of 1812. Impressment of Americans into British service and the violation of American ships were among the causes of America’s War of 1812 with the British, which lasted until 1815. Beginning in 1813, Virginians suffered from a British naval blockade of the Chesapeake Bay and from British troops plundering the countryside by the Bay and along the James, Rappahannock, and Potomac Rivers. The Virginia militia deflected a British attempt to take Norfolk in 1813 and engaged British forces throughout the war. By the end of the war, more than 2,000 enslaved African Americans in Virginia had gained their freedom aboard British ships.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic
The War of 1812 Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 9, 2016
2. The War of 1812 Face of Marker
Resources. (Marker Number O-70.)
 
Location. 38° 0.104′ N, 76° 35.094′ W. Marker is near Hyacinth, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker is on Hampton Hall Road (Virginia Route 202) just east of Locust Lane (County Route 675), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is between Muddy Point Road (County Route 821) and Locust Lane (County Route 675). Marker is in this post office area: Callao VA 22435, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War of 1812 / British Attacks at Kinsale and Mundy Point (here, next to this marker); Northumberland County / Westmoreland County (approx. half a mile away); Kinsale (approx. 1.6 miles away); Relentless Raids (approx. 2 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 2 miles away); “O! say can you see…” (approx. 2 miles away); Historic District of Kinsale, Virginia (approx. 2 miles away); Chambers Stamp Factory (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 9, 2016
3. British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on September 11, 2016.
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