Eye Witness to a Revolution

Eye Witness to a Revolution (HMBMI)

Location: Charles City, VA 23030 Charles City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.505', W 77° 4.353'

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Charles City Courthouse was an eye witness to the American Revolution (1775-1783). Soldiers enlisted here before marching off to join the Continental Army. Local militia encamped on the grounds, and armies marched by throughout the course of the war. The area was even the site of a small battle between Queen's Rangers and Virginia militia - an engagement that ended in defeat for the patriots. After the war old and disabled warriors and their widows came here to claim bounties and pensions for wartime service.

On January 8, 1781, General Benedict Arnold sent Lt. Col. John Grave Simcoe and the Queen's Rangers to attack militia encamped at Charles City Courthouse. The Virginia militia, commanded by Col. Dudley, was surprised and fled. One ranger and four or five members of the militia were killed in the engagement.

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Raverly Going enlisted in the 6th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army. He died in service, during the northern campaign, and his heirs were awarded a bounty for his service. Would it surprise you to know that he was a free African American?
Correspondence or bounty papers. Courtesy Library of Virginia.
Placed ByCharles City Courthouse, Waste Management
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 316410 N 4134799
Decimal Degrees37.34175000, -77.07255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.505', W 77° 4.353'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 30.30" N, 77° 4' 21.18" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10710 Courthouse Rd, Charles City VA 23030, US
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