Category Archives: 1812 Battles & Skirmishes in VA

Introduction

In the early 1800’s, the British and French were involved in a protracted war known as the Napoleonic wars.  The United States declared its neutrality and attempted to trade freely with all of the belligerent parties.  This angered both the … Continue reading

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Significant Events War of 1812 in Virginia

18 Jun 1812 Following a close vote in Congress, President James Madison declares war on Great Britain 26 Dec 1812 The British declare a blockade of the Chesapeake Bay and begin destroying ships entering, departing or sailing upon the bay.  … Continue reading

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Encounters with British in Princess Anne & Elizabeth City counties during War of 1812 Source: Encounters with the British in Virginia During the War of 1812 by Myron (Mike) E. Lyman, Sr. and William W. Hankins, published byThe Society of the … Continue reading

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Map 2

Encounters with British at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay Area during the War of 1812 Source: Encounters with the British in Virginia During the War of 1812 by Myron (Mike) E. Lyman, Sr. and William W. Hankins, published byThe Society … Continue reading

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Map 3

Encounters with British in Mathews & Gloucester counties during War of 1812 Source: Encounters with the British in Virginia During the War of 1812 by Myron (Mike) E. Lyman, Sr. and William W. Hankins, published byThe Society of the War of … Continue reading

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Map 4

Encounters with the British on the James River 1813 Source: Encounters with the British in Virginia During the War of 1812 by Myron (Mike) E. Lyman, Sr. and William W. Hankins, published byThe Society of the War of 1812 in the … Continue reading

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Map 5

Encounters with British in Accomack county & Tangier Island during War of 1812 Source: Encounters with the British in Virginia During the War of 1812 by Myron (Mike) E. Lyman, Sr. and William W. Hankins, published byThe Society of the War … Continue reading

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Map 6

Encounters with British during War of 1812 in Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex, and Eastern Westmoreland county. Source: Encounters with the British in Virginia During the War of 1812 by Myron (Mike) E. Lyman, Sr. and William W. Hankins, published byThe Society of … Continue reading

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Map 7

Encounters with the British in Westmoreland county during the War of 1812. Source: Encounters with the British in Virginia During the War of 1812 by Myron (Mike) E. Lyman, Sr. and William W. Hankins, published byThe Society of the War of … Continue reading

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Map 8

Battle of Craney Island, Encounter #89, June 22, 1813. Source: Encounters with the British in Virginia During the War of 1812 by Myron (Mike) E. Lyman, Sr. and William W. Hankins, published byThe Society of the War of 1812 in the … Continue reading

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