Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
The Battle of Green Spring July 6, 1781
After the Battle of Spencerís Ordinary was fought in the English colony of Virginia, the Southern Anishinabe Confederation and the whites, would fight another battle in Virginia nearly two weeks later. The location where this battle was fought was the Green Spring Plantation in James City County, Virginia. A force of nearly 6,000 English soldiers under the command of General Charles Cornwallis, cleverly laid out a plan in which to fool the much smaller Indian and black military force waiting to battle them. General Cornwallis and one of his commanding officers, General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, instructed their large military force to separate, with one contingent (the much larger one) scattering out in the nearby woods, while the other contingent (the much smaller one) commenced to advance on the brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation who were off in the distance. Once the Indian and black military force caught wind to the advancing English military force, they commenced to battle them, but after they commenced their first assault the small English military force withdrew from the battle as if to retreat. After the small English military force under the command of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne retreated, the much larger English military force (over 5,000 soldiers) concealed in the nearby woods, charged the much smaller force of brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation and defeated them. It could have been far worse for the brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation, if not for the careful military maneuvers of their military commanders, who knew from instinct how to get their brave soldiers out of the horrible predicament they were in. Indian and black casualties must have been high and those Indian and black soldiers who were captured, were likely killed later on. White casualties were 225 killed and wounded. The English had strengthened their military presence in their Virginia colony. However, Virginia all along had a large white population.