The Swamp at Great Bridge


Revolutionary War Image

When Lord Dunmore’s British Regulars attempted to cross this swamp at the village of Great Bridge, Virginia on 9 December 1775, they were cut to pieces by the fire from William Woodford’s Virginia Riflemen, who were defending the passage to Norfolk.

The Battle of Great Bridge, Virginia

The photographer is facing east on Battlefield Boulevard; the bridge is to the south; the historical marker is to the north. The image, Battle of Great Bridge, was originally uploaded at Flickr by stdyhstry. It is posted here by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

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