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.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus