Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Preservation: Great Bridge, VA

Fought in December, 1776, this lopsided American victory ensured American control of Virginia early in the war. Royal Governor Lord Dunmore had organized British regulars, Virginia loyalists, and runaway slaves and occupied Norfolk. Virginia militia fortified the Great Bridge south of the town. Dunmore’s forces made a disastrous charge over the causeway, and fell back in disorder.

The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation is creating a park and museum at the site of this important early battle. Plans for the museum and park are on the website, and the site can be toured with advanced notice.

This is exciting, as a park and museum are being created from scratch at a significant site that had no preservation before. Follow their progress at:

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