What was the Gunpowder Incident (1775)?

Introduction The Gunpowder Incident (or Gunpowder Affair) was a conflict early in the American Revolutionary War between Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, and militia led by Patrick Henry. On 20 April 1775, one day after the Battles of Lexington and Concord (and well before news of those events reached Virginia),… Read More