Great Bridge Monument


Revolutionary War Image

The complete defeat of the British in the Virginia Colony at the Battle of Great Bridge on December 9, 1775, seven months before the Declaration of Independence, was at the time called the Second Battle of Bunker Hill. It resulted in the capture of Norfolk by the “rebels” (Americans) and the bombardment and complete destruction of Norfolk three weeks later on January 1, 1776. It ended the rule of the British Crown in Virginia.

From E. B. Hanbury’s pamphlet on The Battle of Great Bridge

This Monument Was Placed By the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution in Memory of the Patriots in the Battle of Great Bridge. The image, Great Bridge Monument, was originally uploaded at Flickr by stdyhstry. It is posted here by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

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