CAMPAIGN OF 1781 The Roads Through Henrico County Were Important Routes For The ...
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Description: CAMPAIGN OF 1781 The roads through Henrico County were important routes for the Revolutionary War campaign of 1781 . To avoid British Gen . Charles Cornwalliss troops advancing from Petersburg , the Marquis de Lafayette left Richmond by 27 May and marched northward through Henrico . Cornwallis bivouacked at White Oak Swamp on the 27th , before continuing the pursuit of Lafayette . In mid June , Cornwallis joined Lt . Gen . Banastre Tarleton near Richmond , where they occupied the city by 16 June . The British troops left the city for Williamsburg on the 20th marching east through Henrico County . Lafayette advanced through Henrico County on 22 June in pursuit of Cornwallis . Department of Historic Resources , 2003