Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Though young at the commencement of our revolution, I took part in it, and its principles have invariably guided me since.
(James Monroe, 1817)
1776: Commissioned lieutenant, 3rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, Continental Army
1776: Fights in battles of Harlem Heights, White Plains, and Trenton (wounded)
1777: Promoted to major; aide to General William Alexander, Lord Stirling
1777: Fights in battles of Brandywine and Germantown
1778: Fights in Battle of Monmouth (last time in combat)
1779: Commissioned lieutenant colonel, Virginia Line
1780: Appointed Military Commissioner by Governor Thomas Jefferson
1781: Sells Westmoreland County farm
Erected by The James Monroe Memorial Foundation. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
Location. 38° 14.46′ N, 76° 59.313′ W. Marker is in Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from James Monroe Highway (Virginia Route 205) 0.3 miles north of Old Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4460 James Monroe Hwy, Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthright and Beginnings (within shouting distance of this marker); Interpreting the Birthplace Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe's Childhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Service to the Commonwealth (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of James Monroe (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe (within shouting distance of this marker); Statesman at Home and Abroad (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prelude to the Presidency (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.