Author: Pennsylvania Evening Post


The Pennsylvania Evening Post Updates from the Revolutionary War in Virginia, December 1, 1775

The Pennsylvania Evening Post, a newspaper that supported the Patriot’s cause, on December 12, 1775, reports the latest updates on the Revolutionary War in Virginia. In the final week before the Battle of Great Bridge, Colonel William Woodford and Lieutenant Colonel Charles Scott are moving their 2nd Virginia regiment closer to the position of the army of John Murray, fourth earl of Dunmore, on the north side of the Elizabeth River. They met little resistance, a foreshadowing of the relative ease with which they would win this first Virginia battle of the war. The article emphasizes that many enslaved people are joining, or attempting to join, Dunmore’s army following his proclamation.