09 Dec 2020 Culpeper, VA
At daybreak on December 9th, 1775 the British attacked the Virginians, including the Culpeper Minute Battalion, blocking their access to the main road from Norfolk to North Carolina at the south end of the Great Bridge. The British were decisively defeated and soon would abandon Norfolk. This morning, as the day broke, representatives from the Virginia SAR and five chapters marked that event at the Culpeper Minute Battalion Monument in Yowell Meadow Park in Culpeper. Participating were Virginia SAR President Bill Schwetke and members of the Colonel James Wood II, Colonel William Grayson, Culpeper Minutemen, George Mason, and Thomas Nelson, Jr Chapters. The Culpeper Minutemen organized the ceremony which included wreath presentations and musket volleys.
The temperature at daybreak in Culpeper was 25˚ making it a very brisk morning. Most of the attendees joined for breakfast, fellowship and warmth, at the Frost Cafe after the ceremony.,
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