Lafayette and Cornwallis

Lafayette and Cornwallis (HM5V5)

Location: Doswell, VA 23047 Hanover County
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N 37° 53.29', W 77° 27.967'

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The Marquis de Lafayette and his outnumbered colonial troops abandoned Richmond on 27 May 1781 to avoid Gen. Charles Cornwallis's approaching forces. Lafayette marched north from Richmond through Hanover County and likely crossed the nearby North Anna River by 31 May. Cornwallis pursued Lafayette to the North Anna River the next day. There Cornwallis sent the British troops west in a two-pronged attack to destroy storehouses and attempt to capture the governor and the General Assembly in Charlottesville. Lafayette continued northward to the Rapidan River to await reinforcements.
HM NumberHM5V5
Marker NumberE-22
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:56am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283136 N 4196274
Decimal Degrees37.88816667, -77.46611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.29', W 77° 27.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 17.40" N, 77° 27' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17324 Washington Hwy, Doswell VA 23047, US
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