1812: Virginia's Other War

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RICHMOND – When you think of wars fought in Virginia, what comes to mind?

Probably the Civil War: During the war that began 150 years ago, most of the battles were waged and more than 100,000 soldiers were killed in Virginia.

Or maybe the American Revolution: Virginians led the drive for independence in 1776, and Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in the war’s last major battle.

But Virginia state officials want you to think of a different conflict – the War of 1812. Virginia has an official group working to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the second war against Great Britain. Delegate Christopher Peace (R-Mechanicsville) chairs the Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission....

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