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Arnold's British Defenses, 1781

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
1. Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 Marker
Inscription. This marks a line of British redoubts erected in March 1781 by order of Brigadier General Benedict Arnold who, under Major William Phillips, commanded British troops occupying Portsmouth. The line of fortifications extended in an arc along Washington Street from the northern waterfront to Gosport Creek and defended Portsmouth from American attack from the west.
 
Erected 1962 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number Q 8-o.)
 
Location. 36° 50.074′ N, 76° 18.228′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and King Street, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reverend Francis Devlin (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paulís Roman Catholic Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monumental Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); The Commodore Theatre (about 700 feet away); Saint Paul's School (about 700 feet away); Chevra T'helim Synagogue
Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
2. Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 Marker
(about 800 feet away); Trinity Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Norfolk County Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Gen Benedict Arnold at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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