July 20, 2013
MOUNT HOLLY, Va. (AP) - A Virginia historical marker is rising where British forces landed in Westmoreland County during the War of 1812.
A ceremony is scheduled Saturday in Mount Holly to mark the British landing at Nomini Ferry and their engagement with local militia. The ceremony marks the 199th anniversary of the British attack.
Before the invaders left, British marines burned and destroyed a number of houses and several plantations. They also ransacked Nomini Church, where the ceremony dedicating the new historic marker will be held.
The marker is one of more than two dozen put up by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources recounting War of 1812 events.