On the shore here General Andrew Lewis, commanding the Virginia forces, erected a battery facing a stockaded camp on Gwynn's Island established by Governor Lord Dunmore, July, 1776. The fire from this point, Cricket Hill, damaged the camp and the British ships and forced the evacuation of the island. A little later Dunmore put out to sea.
Geographic Location: Mathews County
Physical Description of Location: Deltaville, VA 23043. Located on Cricket Hill Road (Rt. 223), 1.75 miles northeast of the junction of Cricket Hill Road (Rt. 223) and Dutton Road (Rt. 198). Marker is on the right when traveling northeast on Cricket Hill Road (Rt. 223).
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