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Battle of Bloody Run

E Broad St, Richmond, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 31' 38.8848", -77° 24' 44.5968"
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Nearby is the site where Chief Totopotomoy 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 Totopotomoy and his men fought the Rickohockans in 1656. Totopotomoy 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.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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