The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott

The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott (HM1HB6)

Location: Dinwiddie, VA 23841 Dinwiddie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 4.699', W 77° 35.19'

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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 2,000 enslaved African Americans in Virginia had gained their freedom aboard British ships.



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Winfield Scott

(1786-1866)




Winfield Scott, one of America early military heroes, was born nearby. He attended the College of William and Mary and in 1807 received a U.S. Army commission. During the War of 1812, wounded twice, he was promoted to brigadier general. He became Army general in chief in 1841. He commanded the amphibious force that captured Mexico City in 1848, ending the Mexican-American War. Scott remained loyal during the Civil War, and his Anaconda Plan—blockading the Southern coast and severing the Confederacy in the West—presaged eventual Union victory. Scott retired in Nov. 1861 and died at West Point, N.Y.
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HM NumberHM1HB6
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Marker NumberK 337
Year Placed2011
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 10:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 270078 N 4106690
Decimal Degrees37.07831667, -77.58650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 4.699', W 77° 35.19'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 4' 41.94" N, 77° 35' 11.4" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14152-14206 U.S. 1, Dinwiddie VA 23841, US
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