Skirmish between the Virginia Militia and the British during the War of 1812
Few people remember that during October of 1814, a force of British troops came up the Coan River and marched to Heathsville. Thrn proceeded to march up through the Neck to Richmond where they pillaged, burned and destroyed. Upon reaching the North Farnham Church, County, a skirmish was fought between the raiders and the Virginia militia, leaving bullet holes in the walls of the church to mark the battle.
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