“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Campaign of 1781

Campaign of 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
1. Campaign of 1781 Marker
Inscription.  The roads through Henrico County were important routes for the Revolutionary War campaign of 1781. To avoid British Gen. Charles Cornwallis's troops advancing from Petersburg, the Marquis de Lafayette left Richmond by 27 May and marched northward through Henrico. Cornwallis bivouacked at White Oak Swamp on the 27th, before continuing the pursuit of Lafayette. In mid June, Cornwallis joined Lt. Gen. Banastre Tarleton near Richmond, where they occupied the city by 16 June. The British troops left the city for Williamsburg on the 20th marching east through Henrico County. Lafayette advanced through Henrico County on 22 June in pursuit of Cornwallis.
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
Location. 37° 36.675′ N, 77° 27.413′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County.
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Marker is on Brook Turnpike (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles north of Brook Run Drive, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brook Road (here, next to this marker); Richmond Defences (here, next to this marker); Outer Fortifications (here, next to this marker); Stuart's Ride (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Fortifications (about 500 feet away); The Fort Under Attack (about 500 feet away); Gabriel’s Insurrection (about 500 feet away); Gabriel's Rebellion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Brook Turnpike (Route 1) facing north image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
2. Brook Turnpike (Route 1) facing north
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,330 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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