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Gloucester Point in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tarleton's Last Fight

 
 
Tarleton's Last Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Tarleton's Last Fight Marker
Inscription. Here, at the Hook, Tarleton, commanding the cavalry of Cornwallis's army, fought an action with Choisy's French force and Virginia militia, October 3, 1781. The Duke de Lauzun's cavalry charged Tarleton, who retired to Gloucester Point. There he was blockaded by the French and by Virginia militia.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation Development Commission. (Marker Number NA-7.)
 
Location. 37° 16.551′ N, 76° 30.171′ W. Marker is in Gloucester Point, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of Hayes Road Rt 1238 and Hook Road, on the left when traveling south on Hayes Road Rt 1238. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester Point VA 23062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natives, Explorers, Tobacco and Buccaneers (approx. 1.8 miles away); After the Surrender at Yorktown (approx. 1.8 miles away); Welcome to Gloucester Point (approx. 1.8 miles away); A Vital British Outpost at Gloucester Point (approx. 1.8 miles away); Early Land Patent (approx. 1.8 miles away); Attacking with “Decisive Vigor”
Earlier marker located in field at the Hook image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
2. Earlier marker located in field at the Hook
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Gloucester Point (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Gloucester Point (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester Point.
 
Also see . . .  British Colonel Banastre Tarlton - The Patriot Resource. (Submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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