14 Nov 2015 Virginia Beach, VA
submitted by Edward Douglas, Secretary, Norfolk Chapter
The Commemoration of the Battle of Kempes Landing took place today, November 14, 2015 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach, VA. The event was organized by Mr. James Carver of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
At Kempes Landing patriot militia forces ambushed a force of British soldiers, but opened fire too soon and spoiled their surprise. Seven patriot militiamen were killed and eighteen were captured. The British suffered only one wounded.