The Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary was fought on June 26, 1781 between Continental troops and Virginia Militia of the army of the Marquis de Lafayette and Loyalist and Hessian troops of the army of Lord Cornwallis. Patriot troops had been following the British as they moved down the peninsula towards Williamsburg and intercepted some of them near Spencer’s Ordinary, about six miles northwest of Williamsburg. There was a back and forth engagement ending in a draw and both sides then withdrew.
In the first image, Chapter compatriots, including Celia Adolphi, Regent of the Williamsburg Chapter NSDAR and Linda West, Senior President of the George Wythe Society C.A.R. in the center, are gathered around the presented wreaths and the Marker done by VASSAR in the year 2014.
In the second image, left to right, are William Greaf, President of the Williamsburg Chapter SAR, Linda West and Celia Adolphi with their organization’s wreaths.
Submitted by: Harley Stewart