Virginia Victorious: The Eastern Shore and the War of 1812

Matthew Krogh discusses the Virginia Militia and the Royal Navy, who blockaded and attacked the Shore during the War of 1812; the occupation of Tangier Island; and the Battle of Pungoteague in 1814. Matt will bring uniforms, weapons, tools, and a swivel cannon that will be fired at the end of the event. This event is free with a Shore History membership or $5 at the door for not yet members.

Matthew grew up in Onancock and graduated from Nandua High School in 2000. He has a master’s degree in history from Virginia Tech, and wrote his thesis on the Eastern Shore and the Civil War. He researches and reenacts several time periods including the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World War II. He is a member of Churchland Lodge #276, A.F. & A.M. and serves as a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist at Ware Insurance in Virginia Beach. He lives in Portsmouth, Virginia with his family.

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Date

Apr 19 2024

Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Ker Place
69 Market Street
Website
https://www.shorehistory.org/

Organizer

Shore History
Phone
757-787-8012
Email
[email protected]
Website
https://shorehistory.org/
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