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Skirmish at Farnham Church

Skirmish at Farnham Church
Part of War of 1812

North Farnham Church, site of the battle
Date December 6, 1814
Location Farnham, Virginia

American victory

  • British withdrawal
United Kingdom  United States
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Unknown
Unknown infantry,
Unknown naval forces
Unknown militia
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Skirmish at Farnham Church was a small engagement during the War of 1812. The British bombarded North Farnham Church and assaulted the church on land. The strength of either side is unknown but was fought between British troops and Virginian militia. The engagement at the northern end of the Farnham Church complex occurred on December 6, 1814, the British failed to capture their target.


  • Borneman, Walter H. 1812 The War that forged a nation ISBN 0-06-053112-6
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