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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Action at Osborne's

 
 
Action at Osborne's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Action at Osborne's Marker
Inscription. On 27 April 1781, Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold led the British army's 76th and 80th Regiments, the Queen's Rangers, and some other units in an assault at Osborne's in Chesterfield County. The Americans posted a number of Virginia Navy ships near here in a line across the James River to oppose the advance. American militia also had positions in this region. Following the attack of the British by land and water, the Americans retreated. Several ships loaded with cargo fell into British hands while several more sunk. After fighting ceased, Maj. Gen. William Phillips joined Arnold later that day. On 29 Apr. they moved north to the town of Manchester opposite Richmond.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-48.)
 
Location. 37° 26.115′ N, 77° 19.744′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) and Farmers Circle Drive, on the right when traveling west on New Market Road. Touch for map. Located with Varina (V 33), Proposed First University in English America (V 30), Henrico Town (V 29), and Pocahontas (V 28) markers. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Action at Osborne's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
2. Action at Osborne's Marker
Shown with markers Varina (V 33), Proposed First University in English America (V 30), Henrico Town (V 29), and Pocahontas (V 28).
are within walking distance of this marker. Varina (here, next to this marker); Henrico History (a few steps from this marker); Proposed First University in English America (a few steps from this marker); Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); Henrico Town (a few steps from this marker); New Market Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); George Thorpe (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Four Mile Creek Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Action at Osborne's Marker (relocated) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Action at Osborne's Marker (relocated)
Action at Osborne's Marker (relocated) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
4. Action at Osborne's Marker (relocated)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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