Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Battle Of Craney Island

Originally I thought that my ancestor, William Hinds, was wounded in the Battle of Craney Island, because it took place on June 22, 1813, and he died on June 25, 1813 (now I have my doubts, but haven't ruled out that scenario).  He was from Virginia and served in the 2nd Reg. artillery.

See the Craney Island historical marker here.

According to this article:
Craney Island also has suffered from historical neglect, even though it was the scene of Virginia's only land battle during the War of 1812.

Map of Craney Island in Virginia and surrounding area from Campaigns of the war of 1812-15

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