Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary
The Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary was a skirmish that took place on 26 June 1781, late in the American Revolutionary War. British forces under Lieutenant Colonel John Graves Simcoe and American forces under Colonel Richard Butler, light detachments from the armies of General Lord Cornwallis and the Marquis de Lafayette respectively, clashed near a tavern (the “ordinary”) at a road intersection not far from Williamsburg, Virginia.
Commemoration will be held at Freedom Park off Centerville Road. Turn West at the Longhill Road light.