In this vicinity, in 1775, was the southern end of a causeway, with bridges, by which the swamp and stream were crossed. Here William Woodford's Virginia riflemen defended the passage. When Lord Dunmore's British regulars attempted to cross the swamp, on December 9, 1775, they were cut to pieces by the fire of the riflemen. This defeat forced Dunmore to evacuate Norfolk.
Geographic Location: Chesapeake
Physical Description of Location: Chesapeake, VA 23320. Located on Battlefield Blvd North, 1 mile south of the intersection of Battlefield Blvd North and Great Bridge Bypass. Marker is on the right when traveling south on Battlefield Blvd North.
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