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Campaign of 1781

Farmville Rd, Farmville, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 13' 45.783912", -78° 26' 33.064296"
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In 1781, British Gen. Charles Cornwallis ordered cavalry commander Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton to raid Southside Virginia to seize or destroy private and public supplies of ammunition, clothing, and food. On 9 July, Tarleton left Cobham in Surry County. As he later wrote, his force soon reached Petersburg, advanced to Prince-Edward court house, and thence towards the river Dan. . . . [After] A halt of two days in Bedford county.[Tarleton resumed] his march, by a different route, towards the royal army . . . [and] joined the King's troops at Suffolk on 24 July, ending the about 400-mile raid.

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