British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 Historical

British Attacks at Kinsale and Muddy Point / The War of 1812 Historical (HM1U9S)

Location: Callao, VA 22435 Northumberland County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 0.104', W 76° 35.094'

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Two miles east on 3 Aug. 1814, 500 British marines
and seamen under Adm. Sir George Cockburn
landed at Mundy's Point and Kinsale. Opposing
the enemy at the Point were Capt. William
Henderson and thirty Northumberland county
militiamen. Henderson's company was forced to
retreat to the county courthouse. Later that
day, British forces took Kinsale, burned the
town, and seized tobacco. Three days later,
they began raids along the Coan River. Among
the British troops were about fifty formerly
enslaved African Americans
who were among
the thousands who gained freedom by or working for the British.

The War of 1812. Impressment of Americans into British service and the violation of American ships were among the causes of America's War of 1812 with the British, which lasted until 1815. Beginning in 1813, Virginians suffered from a British naval blockade of the Chesapeake Bay and from British troops plundering the countryside by the Bay and along the James, Rappahannock, and Potomac Rivers. The Virginia militia deflected a British attempt to take Norfolk in 1813 and engaged British forces throughout the war. By the end of the war, more than 2,000 enslaved African Americans in Virginia had gained their freedom aboard British ships.
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HM NumberHM1U9S
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360848 N 4207192
Decimal Degrees38.00173333, -76.58490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.104', W 76° 35.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 6.24" N, 76° 35' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2914-3098 VA-202, Callao VA 22435, US
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