Pamunkey Indians Attacked by Nathaniel Bacon

Pamunkey Indians Attacked by Nathaniel Bacon (HMVR2)

Location: Mascot, VA 23108 King William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.015', W 76° 41.78'

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Although the Pamunkey Indians had been allies of the Virginia colonists since 1646, early in 1676 they were driven from their main town on the Pamunkey River by sympathizers of insurrectionist Nathaniel Bacon, and took refuge in Dragon Run Swamp. In August, Bacon's forces searched for tribal leader Cockacoeske there, capturing an old woman identified as her nurse, whom they killed after she deliberately misled them. Bacon then found the Pamunkey and attacked, killing 7 and capturing another 45. Cockacoeske escaped into the swamp and hid for two weeks, emerging almost starved. The tribe returned to the town after Bacon's death in October.
HM NumberHMVR2
Marker NumberOB 14
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 350322 N 4166514
Decimal Degrees37.63358333, -76.69633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.015', W 76° 41.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 0.90" N, 76° 41' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18599-18643 State Rte 603, Mascot VA 23108, US
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