Re-Enactment to Benefit Jamestown Protection 7/15, 16 (VA)
Williamsburg, VA, 6/13/2006: On July 15 and 16, re-enactors from the 2d Virginia Regiment will gather for the first ever re-enactment of the Revolutionary War Battle of Green Spring. The event will mark the 225th anniversary of the battle.
The July 6, 1781 battle was the last major clash, prior to the Siege of Yorktown, between roughly 1,000 Continental troops under General Anthony Wayne and 2,000 British, Loyalist, and German soldiers under British General Lord Cornwallis. Re-enactors from the 2d Virginia Regiment, a Revolutionary War living history organization, are raising funds for the protection of the original Green Spring battlefield. The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a nonprofit land conservation organization, has an agreement to purchase 198 acres, including a portion of the original Green Spring battlefield, from Hunter Vermillion.
The Trust for Public Land is a major sponsor of the event, and proceeds will benefit TPL’s efforts to purchase 198 acres of land near historic Jamestown, including a portion of the original battlefield.
Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 2006, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Williamsburg Winery
Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-16, children under 5 free
For more information about the event, go to www.battleofgreenspring.org.
About The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and natural areas, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Since 1972, TPL has helped protect more than 2.2 million acres of land in 46 states, including more than 16,000 acres in Virginia. TPL depends on the support and generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses to achieve our land for people mission. www.tpl.org
About The 2d Virginia Regiment
The 2d Virginia Regiment is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia with the purpose to authentically recreate the life and times of the common Virginian soldier of the American Revolution. Formed in 1998, the 2d Virginia Regiment recreates the entire Revolutionary War scene for the general public through attending and hosting encampments, battlefield reenactments, lectures, workshops, and preservation efforts. The equipment and uniforms used by members are thoroughly researched and painstakingly reproduced with historical accuracy and paid for by the membership. www.secondvirginia.org