Battle Of Green Spring

Battle Of Green Spring (HMY0)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 14.105', W 76° 47.108'

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Nearby, late in the afternoon of 6 Julyl 1781, Gen. Charles Cornwallis and cavalry commander Col. Banastre Tarleton with 5,000 British and Hessian troops clashed with 800 American troops commanded by Brig. Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne and the Marquis de Lafayette. Believing that the main British force was across the James River, and that he was attacking Cornwallis's rear guard. Wayne soon realized that he was facing far superior numbers. He startled the advancing British forces by charging them, exchanging volleys, and then withdrawing his troops from encirclement and certain defeat. Dusk prevented Cornwallis from pursuing the Americana.
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HM NumberHMY0
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Marker NumberV-39
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:30am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341649 N 4122444
Decimal Degrees37.23508333, -76.78513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.105', W 76° 47.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 6.30" N, 76° 47' 6.48" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2584-2590 VA-614, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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