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Keswick in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781

Mechunk Creek

 
 
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By Paul Crumlish, September 12, 2009
1. Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 Marker
Inscription. After reinforcements from Brig. Gen "Mad" Anthony Wayne arrived on 10 June 1781, the Marquis de Lafayette moved south from his camp on the Rapidan River to prevent further raids by Gen. Charles Cornwallis British troops encamped at Elk Hill. By 13 June, Lafayette had occupied a position along the Mechunk Creek to challenge any British advance toward Charlottesville and Staunton. Lafayette and his troops reached this position by secretly repairing an abandoned road and were able to travel undetected. Cornwallis and his army left Elk Hill on 15 June marching toward Richmond, and Lafayette followed on a parallel course north of the British.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-205.)
 
Location. 38° 3.722′ N, 78° 15.808′ W. Marker is in Keswick, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Louisa Road (Virginia Route 22) ¼ mile east of Cobham Station Lane (Virginia Route 640), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keswick VA 22947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albemarle County/Louisa County (approx. half a mile away); St. John School — Rosenwald Funded
Wide view of the Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 12, 2009
2. Wide view of the Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 Marker
The highway rises in the distance to cross over the Mechunk Creek.
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Castle Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Maury’s School (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Marquis Road (approx. 4.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2347 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Boswell’s Tavern (approx. 4.4 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
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Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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