Arnold's British Defenses, 1781

Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (HM1D04)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
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N 36° 50.074', W 76° 18.228'

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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.
HM NumberHM1D04
Marker NumberQ 8-o
Year Placed1962
Placed ByVirginia State Library
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383739 N 4077313
Decimal Degrees36.83456667, -76.30380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.074', W 76° 18.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 4.44" N, 76° 18' 13.68" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 529-599 Washington St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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