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

Battle Of Green Spring

Battle Of Green Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 8, 2007
1. Battle Of Green Spring Marker
Inscription.  Nearby, late in the afternoon of 6 July 1781, Gen. Charles Cornwallis and cavalry commander Col. Banastre Tarleton with 5,000 British and Hessian troops clashed with 800 American troops commanded by Brig. Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Marquis de Lafayette. Believing that the main British force was across the James River, and that he was attacking Cornwallis’s rear guard, Wayne soon realized that he was facing far superior numbers. He startled the advancing British forces by charging them, exchanging volleys, and then withdrawing his troops from encirclement and certain defeat. Dusk prevented Cornwallis from pursuing the Americans.
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-39.)
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 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
Location. 37° 14.105′ N, 76° 47.108′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Greensprings
Battle Of Green Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2010
2. Battle Of Green Spring Marker
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Road (County Route 614) north of 4H Club Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2592 Greensprings Rd, Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor’s Land (here, next to this marker); Green Spring Road (here, next to this marker); Church on the Main (here, next to this marker); Battle of Green Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel H. Yonge, Civil Engineer (1843-1935) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pocahontas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jamestown Road (approx. half a mile away); First Germans at Jamestown (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
More about this marker. This marker sits with 3 other markers, V41,V42,V46 on the side of the road at a driveway entrance of some sort.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,985 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on April 2, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 12, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 24, 2023