Battle of Great Bridge

Battle of Great Bridge (HMJYW)

Location: Chesapeake, VA 23322
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 43.218', W 76° 14.375'

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In this vicinity, in 1775, was the southern end of a causeway, with bridges, by which the swamp and stream were crossed. Here William Woodford's Virginia riflemen defended the passage. When Lord Dunmore's British regulars attempted to cross the swamp on December 9, 1775, they were cut to pieces by the fire of the riflemen. This defeat forced Dunmore to evacuate Norfolk.
Marker NumberKY-5
Year Placed1934
Placed ByConservation & Development Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 389301 N 4064561
Decimal Degrees36.72030000, -76.23958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.218', W 76° 14.375'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 13.08" N, 76° 14' 22.50" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake VA 23322, US
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