Mechunk CreekAfter reinforcements from Brig. Gen "Mad" Anthony Wayne arrived on 10 June 1781, the Marquis de Lafayette moved south from his camp on the Rapidan River to prevent further raids by Gen. Charles Cornwallis British troops encamped at Elk Hill. By 13 June, Lafayette had occupied a position along the Mechunk Creek to challenge any British advance toward Charlottesville and Staunton. Lafayette and his troops reached this position by secretly repairing an abandoned road and were able to travel undetected. Cornwallis and his army left Elk Hill on 15 June marching toward Richmond, and Lafayette followed on a parallel course north of the British.
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:12am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 740079 N 4216233|
|Decimal Degrees||38.06203333, -78.26346667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 3.722', W 78° 15.808'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 3' 43.32" N, 78° 15' 48.48" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6946 Louisa Rd, Gordonsville VA 22942, US|
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