In February 1645, Governor Leonard Calvert of Maryland, who was in Virginia bringing gunpowder to the European colonists, sailed into the Chickahominy River to help them in their attacks on the Indians. The English burned Chickahominy towns, destroyed stored valuables and food, and took many prisoners. One of four forts built to contain the Indians was soon constructed at the Chickahominy town of Moysenac. By 1652, the Chickahominy people had left their homeland to live in what is now King William County. They returned to their original territory decades later, but by then colonists had claimed the valuable riverside lands.
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Geographic Location: Charles City County
Physical Description of Location: Marker location is an estimate at the time marker was approved by DHR. Actual location will be updated when marker is cast and erected.
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