Revolutionary War_the Burning of Suffolk, Virginia

1779. May 13. Suffolk, Virginia Smithfield, Virginia was a harbor for Patriots. It was first colonized in 1634 and occupied an Indian site called Warascoyak, also spelled Warrosquoyacke, which was first a county of that name. The town itself was established as a seaport ca 1752 by Arthur Smith IV. An area called “Wharf Hill” was established as a waterfront for industries and served during the Revolutionary War as a harbor for patriots to receive arms and supplies. Note: Wharf Hill was the dock which was used in the “Show Boat” a famous drama of the 20th century. The…

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