Time Hop (12/9)


December 9, 1775

239 years ago today Patriot forces gained control of Virginia from Governor Dunmore. Dunmore offered emancipation to any slave with a patriot master and the number of his forces swelled. Dunmore’s fatal mistake was underestimating the power of the Patriot militia as he only sent a handful of men to battle the over 150 Patriots and were eliminated in under 30 minutes.