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"It is indispensable to you that you strike a blow...you must act." President Abraham Lincoln to General George B. McClellan, April 6, 1862 The York River Confederate defenses were tested early in the Civil War. A large Union force, the Army of…
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"Just throw three or four shells among those blue-bellied Yankees and they'll scatter like sheep." Bravado from a North Carolina Confederate in May, 1861 Eighty years after the decisive events at Yorktown, a major war again came to Gloucester P…
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"Thus expired the last hope of the British army." Colonel Banastre Tarleton On the night of October 16, 1871, after almost three weeks of the American-French siege, the British defenses at Yorktown were crumbling. In a last ditch effort to save…
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"?the Cavalry?has attaqued them, pierced through and?have had a great advantage of them." Duc de Choisy to George Washington, October 3, 1781 One of the largest cavalry battles of the Revolution was fought a few miles north of Gloucester Point.…
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"They have one or two little works to preserve a communication with the Country." American General Anthony Wayne describes the British defenses at Gloucester Point, 1781 In 1781, large armies and important events came to Gloucester Point and to…
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"I made a draughte of our river?by us discovered." Robert Tyndall to Henry, Prince of Wales In 1600, this tidewater land was part of a vast American Indian empire ruled by the Powhatan nation. English mariner and mapmaker Robert Tyndall found a…
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You are standing at the entrance to Tyndall's Point Park. These protected remains of a Civil War fort survive to help take us back into the history of Gloucester Point. Nearby, you will find signs and brochures explaining events that occurred here…
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Near this place on October 19, 1781, a surrender occurred one hour after the Surrender at Yorktown. The British troops under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton surrendered to the French Brigadier General M. de Choisy, Commander of the French and…
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"The works on the Gloucester side are in some forwardness, and I hope a situation to resist a sudden attack." General Charles Lord Cornwallis to General Sir Henry Clinton, August 12, 1781. While the earthworks in front of you date to the Civil …
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Argoll Yeardley patented 4000 acres of land, known as Tyndall's Neck, here on the north side of Charles (now York) River, October 12, 1640. This was one of the first land patents north of the York River.
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