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Great Bridge Museum Opens Amid Pandemic

Friday, June 19, 2020, proved an interesting day in Virginia. The governor, two days prior, issued an executive order declaring June 19, “Juneteenth” a... The post Great Bridge Museum Opens Amid Pandemic appeared first on Journal of the American...

General Isaac Gregory’s Fictitious Treason

Col. Josiah Parker of Virginia was at a loss at what to do. He had just arrived outside the British outpost at Great Bridge... The post General Isaac Gregory’s Fictitious Treason appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Recognizing the Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing

November 10, 1775 was an important day in both Great Britain and America. Lord George Germain assumed duties as the Secretary of State for... The post Recognizing the Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Battle of Great Bridge: Preserving the Site, Honoring the Soldiers

An interview with Lin Olsen, Executive Director, Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation Question: Why is preserving the Great Bridge Battlefield important? We... The post The Battle of Great Bridge: Preserving the Site, Honoring the...

May 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (May 16, 1767)“Customers coming from the Westward, may save both Time and Shoe-Leather by calling at their aforesaid Shops.” Playful patter was not...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 May 2017

January 18

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Providence Gazette (January 17, 1767).“A Quantity of good Cheese, to be sold … ON the West Side of the Great Bridge.” When Caleb Harris announced that he...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Jan 2017

Billy Flora at the Battle of Great Bridge

Billy Flora was cold. That was not surprising. He was crouched in the lee of a pile of shingles next to a burnt out building in the early hours of December 9, 1775, with a musket in his hands and a rime of ice forming in the marshes of the Great Dismal...

The Armchair General’s Proposals

For as long as there have been dispatches from the front, there have been armchair generals attempting to call the shots from afar. Some months after the battle of Bunker Hill, Britons received news of another British defeat at Great Bridge, Virginia...

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