Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Southside Revolutionary Virginia 1775 Tour: October 12, 2019

ARRT-Richmond announces a tour of Southside Revolutionary Virginia (1775) on October 12, 2019.

The tour will be lead by Dr. Patrick H. (Pat) Hannum, Professor, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Lt Col USMC (Ret). This tour will visit three critically important Revolutionary War sites in the modern Cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake in order to help inform the important events and explain how the Whig Government ousted the Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore, and British military forces from the State of Virginia. These events largely unfolded in the fall of 1775 and culminated with the destruction of the City of Norfolk in early 1776. Strategically important, these events led to near uncontested Whig control of the State of Virginia for three and one-half years. The British defeat at Yorktown in October 1781 traces its roots to the critical decisions and decisive actions of the Whig Governments of Virginia and North Carolina in the fall of 1775. 

We will visit:
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Norfolk
  • Kemp's Landing, Virginia Beach
  • Great Bridge, Chesapeake
To register, please send a check for $45, payable to ARRT-Richmond, to:

Bill Welsch
10708 Rocket Drive,
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Please include your email address, cell phone number, and at which pick up location you will meet the bus.

ARRT-Richmond members will be given first registration priority until August 1.  Remaining seats will then be opened to all others.

Direct questions to before the tour.

Click here for full tour information

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