200th Anniversary of the War of 1812

It’s been too easy to overlook the War of 1812 in our history.  In a year filled with important historical anniversaries, it would be a shame to likewise miss the observance of the 200th year since  “America’s second war of independence” began.

Virginia’s part in the war should also be remembered.  This illustration is the beginning of and act of assembly from 1813 pertaining to financing Virginia’s part in the war.  This comes from a volume in the Charles E. Burks portion of our Rare Book Collection.