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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

August 18, 2010

Thomas Nelson House, Historic Yorktown, Virginia








































This is the residence of Yorktown's most famous resident, Thomas Nelson, Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd governor of Virginia, and leader of the Virginia Militia during the Battle of Yorktown. When American forces lay siege to Yorktown in the battle that brought about the end of the American Revolution, Nelson ordered artillery aimed at his own house which was being used by English officers. In the second photo, cannon balls remain lodged in the exterior wall.  The final photo is of the walled garden.

6 comments:

JOE TODD said...

Enjoyed my visit to your blog.Going to Charlottesville next month maybe Williamsburg

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks for spotlighting one of my favorite places in the world! It has always been my dream to retire to Williamsburg and be one of the dressed up "ladies" on D.O.G street!

ρομπερτ said...

What an impressive mean to measure time/life. Please have a wonderful Thursday you all.

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Glennis said...

Wow canon balls and all! Lots of history in these photos.

Baydog said...

It almost seems like the cannonballs were mortared into those walls intentionally.

Pat Tillett said...

I specifically remember this...
great photo!

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