John Butler and the War of 1812 Harpers Ferry, WV

Learn about African Americans in the War of 1812 in Harpers Ferry, WV

Learn about African Americans in the War of 1812, specifically Harpers Ferry resident and free African American, John Butler, who served as a gunner on the US frigate United States in the naval victory against HMS Macedonian on Oct. 30, 1812. Includes recruiting for War of 1812 living history soldiers and civilians at Williamson's Tavern and historic flintlock firing demonstration.

October 25, 2014

 

Learn about African Americans in the War of 1812 in Harpers Ferry, WV

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John Butler and the War of 1812 Harpers Ferry, WV