Vintage map of Williamsburg area including Spencer's Ordinary

The Battle of Spencer's Ordinary Wreath Ceremony and Lecture

June 26, 2016, 10am
Venue: 
Freedom Park
5537 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
United States

Admission

  • Free: $Free

The Williamsburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will conduct a memorial service on June 26 in honor of the valiant Americans who gave their lives in the Battle of Spencer's Ordinary on that day in 1781. A series of skirmishes occurred in the woods and meadows of Freedom Park between units of Lord Cornwallis and those of the French general, Marquis de Lafayette.

Following the wreath ceremony, discover the realities of Revolutionary War combat! Historian Chris Bonin, MA, a Revolutionary War expert, will examine the action at Spencer's Ordinary through detailed drawings and first-hand accounts of the men who fought on both sides of the battle.

All ages welcome, no charge. This is a free event.