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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Bloody Run

 
 
Battle of Bloody Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Battle of Bloody Run Marker
Inscription.  Nearby is the site where Chief Totopotomoy of the Pamunkey died in 1656. The English colonists had become concerned over the recent settlement nearby of the Rickohockans along the falls of the James River. They called upon Totopotomoy to assist in removing the Rickohockans. An English force led by Col. Edward Hill along with Totopotomoy and his men fought the Rickohockans in 1656. Totopotomoy and many of his men were killed, and the event became known as the Battle of Bloody Run. The Council of Virginia later censured Hill for his lack of leadership.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-71.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryNative Americans.
 
Location. 37° 31.662′ N, 77° 24.747′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North 32nd Street and East Broad Street, on the right when traveling north on North 32nd Street. This marker is located in the northwest corner of
N 32nd St & E Broad St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. N 32nd St & E Broad St
Chimborazo Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chimborazo Hospital (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Hospital (about 400 feet away); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (about 500 feet away); Strengthen the Arm of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lewis Doughty House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powhatan Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,879 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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