Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781

Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (HMEYG)

Location: Gordonsville, VA 22942 Albemarle County
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N 38° 3.722', W 78° 15.808'

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Mechunk Creek

After 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.
Marker NumberW-205
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 740079 N 4216233
Decimal Degrees38.06203333, -78.26346667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.722', W 78° 15.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 43.32" N, 78° 15' 48.48" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6946 Louisa Rd, Gordonsville VA 22942, US
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