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Near West Point in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Campaign of 1781

 
 
Campaign of 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
1. Campaign of 1781 Marker
Inscription.  About a mile to the east, August 13, 1781, Lafayette, then commanding American forces in Virginia, placed in camp his militia, consisting of Campbell's, Stevens' and Lawson's brigades. Wayne was at Westover; Muhlenberg and Febiger were in camp on the Pamunkey four miles northwest. The campaign of Yorktown was about to open; these troops were later engaged there.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number OC-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, 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° 34.687′ N, 76° 50.719′ W. Marker is near West Point, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is at the intersection of King William Road (Virginia Route 30) and Chelsea Road (Virginia Route 635), on the right when traveling west on King William Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uttamusack (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of 1781 (approx. 3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Salute To Veterans (approx. 3.2 miles away); Home of Signer (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
King William Road & Chelsea Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
2. King William Road & Chelsea Road (facing west)
King William Road & VFW Road (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
3. King William Road & VFW Road (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,107 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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