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Arnold’s British Defenses, 1781 Marker, Q-8-q

A brick wind­mill near here was close to the south­ern limit of a line of British redoubts erected in March 1781 by order of Brigadier Gen­eral Bene­dict Arnold, who under Major Gen­eral William Phillips, com­manded British troops occu­py­ing Portsmouth. This line of for­ti­fi­ca­tions extended north in an arc along Wash­ing­ton Street to the water­front near Court Street.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1962
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: Portsmouth
Physical Description of Location: 301-599 Crawford Parkway, Portsmouth, VA 23704. Marker is in park like median away from river near intersection with Court Street.
GPS Location: 36.840255,-76.301532
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