Nearby is the site where Chief Totpotomoy of the Pamunkey died in 1656. The English colonists had become concerned over the recent settlement nearby of the Rickohockans along the falls of the James River. They called upon Totopotomoy to assist in removing the Rickohockans. An English force led by Col. Edward Hill along with Topopotomoy and his men fought the Rickohockans in 1656. Topopotomoy and many of his men were killed, and the event became known as the Battle of Bloody Run. The Council of Virginia later censured Hill for his lack of leadership.
Year On Marker: 2005
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Geographic Location: Richmond (City)
Physical Description of Location: North corner of intersection between E Broad Street and N 32nd Street, Richmond, VA 23223. Marker is at edge of Chimborazo Park.
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