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Morgan gives talk on Battle of Cricket Hill to SAR chapter

Forrest Morgan, immediate past president of the Mathews County Historical Society, addressed the members of the Richard Henry Lee Chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution at that group’s membership meeting on April 17 at the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, Irvington.

Morgan provided details about the Battle of Cricket Hill that occurred in and around Gwynn’s Island in July 1776.

Chapter president Jim Russell II presided over the meeting, introducing a new member, John Hall of Heathsville. Following lunch, continuing a chapter theme of reviewing Revolutionary War battles in Virginia, the men heard from Morgan about the Battle of Cricket Hill.

The battle turned out to be a signal victory for the patriots because it resulted in John Murray, the Earl of Dunmore, the last Royal Governor of Virginia, leaving Virginia and the other colonies for good.

Dunmore, Morgan said, had become a real thorn in the side of the patriots. He had had many en...

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