Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and its Militia in the War of 1812
Author and archivist Stuart Butler discusses the events in Virginia during the War of 1812, and examines how Virginia’s militia was organized and supplied by the Commonwealth, as well as the state’s ability to defend itself against British incursions. He will also discuss the story of the nearly two thousand former slaves who joined the British forces to fight in Virginia. A book signing will follow the program.
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