November 14 This day during the American Revolution

November 14, 1775 – at Kemps Landing, Virginia – Learning that about 150 American militiamen were marching to join forces with other militia under Col. William Woodford, c led some 350 British (regulars, Loyalists, sailors, and runaway slaves) from Norfolk to cut off the American militia. On November 14, Dunmore’s larger force caught up with and dispersed the Americans, who suffered a few dead and wounded. An account in the New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury declared that the public would be incensed “on finding Lord Dunmore had taken into his service the very scum of the country, to assist him in his diabolical schemes.”

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