Pittsylvania County and the War of 1812

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Rural Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia, remained far from the fields of conflict during the War of 1812. Yet its sons served valiantly along the Canadian frontier and in the defense of Richmond, Norfolk and Baltimore as British forces plundered villages up and down the Chesapeake Bay. General Andrew Jackson's wife, Rachel, a county native, celebrated the victory at the Battle of New Orleans with him. The homefront endured economic tribulations yet stood faithfully by its soldiers. Author and historian Larry G. Aaron reveals how Pittsylvania County served, suffered and sacrificed during the nation's second war of independence.
ISBN: 9781626197503
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Military
Images: 43
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Larry Aaron is an associate editor of Evince newsmagazine and a local historian from Danville, Virginia. He has received first-place awards from the Virginia Press Association and is the author of eight books, including "The Wreck of the Old 97" and "Pittsylvania County: A Brief History."Stuart Butler is a retired assistant branch chief of the Old Military and Civil Branch, National Archives and Records Administration. Butler is the foremost expert on Virginia in the War of 1812, having recently written the first book on the state's role in the war, "Defending the Old Dominion in the War of 1812." Among his other books are "Virginia Soldiers in the U.S. Army" and "A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812."
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