On 20 July 1814, Adm. Sir George Cockburn sent about a thousand marines ashore at Nomini Ferry to attack the Westmoreland County militia under the command of Lt. Col. Richard E. Parker. Parker’s Virginians bravely defended their positions, but were soon outflanked by superior British forces and forced to retreat to Westmoreland Court House (Montross). Before they left the next morning, the British marines burned and destroyed a number of houses and several plantations in the immediate area, such as Bushfield, and ransacked nearby Nomini Church.
Date Installed-Dedicated: July 20, 2013
Year On Marker: 2010
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Geographic Location: Westmoreland County
Physical Description of Location: 3683-3699 Cople Highway (Virginia 202), Montross, VA 22520. Marker is on left in front of church when traveling east on Virginia 202.
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