The Battle of Great Bridge, December 9, 1775, lasted only half an hour. From the breastwork, the Patriot soldiers poured heavy fire into the British Redcoats, who marched relentlessly forward, wavered and then came on again. Reinforcements joined Patriots in the breastwork and were ordered to withhold their fire until the British were within 50 yards. Only one Patriot was wounded, Lieutenant Thomas Nash, of Norfolk County. The British suffered 102 casualties. This was the first victory for the American Patriots of the Revolutionary War.
Come watch this exciting battle and your history unfold. Attend this year’s Annual Battle of Great Bridge Reenactment December 1 & 2, 2012. For more information visit the website at: www.gbbattlefield.org