The War of 1812 / British Landing at Nomini Ferry

The War of 1812 / British Landing at Nomini Ferry (HM1G3J)

Location: Montross, VA 22520 Westmoreland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 5.887', W 76° 43.832'

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The War of 1812


Impressment of Americans into British service and the violation of American ships were among the causes of America War of 1812 with the British, which lasted until 1815. Beginning in 1813, Virginians suffered from a British naval blockade of the Chesapeake Bay and from British troops? plundering the countryside by the Bay and along the James, Rappahannock, and Potomac rivers. The Virginia militia deflected a British attempt to take Norfolk in 1813, and engaged British forces throughout the war. By the end of the war, more than 2000 enslaved African Americans in Virginia had gained their freedom aboard British ships.



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British Landing at Nomini Ferry


On 20 July 1814, Adm. Sir George Cockburn sent about a thousand marines ashore at Nomini Ferry to attack the Westmoreland County militia under the command of Lt. Col. Richard E. Parker. Parker Virginians bravely defended their positions, but were soon outflanked by superior British forces and forced to retreat to Westmoreland Court House (Montross). Before they left the next morning, the British marines burned and destroyed a number of houses and several plantations in the immediate area, such as Bushfield, and ransacked nearby Nomini Church.
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 348260 N 4218115
Decimal Degrees38.09811667, -76.73053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 5.887', W 76° 43.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 5' 53.22" N, 76° 43' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)804
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3683-3699 VA-202, Montross VA 22520, US
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