Colonial Triangle Teaser
25 April 2012
COLONIAL TRIANGLE TEASER
April 25, 2012
This will be a short post because we have photos which we cannot post “on the road”. We decided to take a night or two ashore (read find a real bath tub for Bear). The target was Colonial history sites. That’s easy since not more than an hour or so from Norfolk are three communities that mark the earliest and very significant places in the early American experiment. First, literally, was the Jamestown Island settlement which was in place a full 13 years before Plymouth. The next was Williamsburg. The most interesting to me was Yorktown. The forces of the Continental Army and the French lay siege to Lord Cornwallis’ troops entrenched at Yorktown and with the taking of Redoubts 9 and 10 by hand to hand combat (the Continentals attacked fixed bayonets on unloaded muskets) secured the surrender of said Englishman and his band of merry men and thus the victory for America. Much more on this later.
They we decided to jump forward seven decades and head to Richmond, Virginia and take a peek into the 19th century battles that happened there. Needless to say, Bear is getting really good at finding a bench where she and Scurv conduct people watching. She does not mind, really.