America’s Second War for Independence, War of 1812, Bicentennial Program

Pittsboro-Siler City CVB


  • October 7, 2012 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm

The Chatham County Historical Association is pleased to welcome guests to attend America’s Second War for Independence, War of 1812, Bicentennial Program.

Chatham County citizens two hundred years ago provided troops to this conflict with the British. Chatham has a special connection through Captain Johnston Blakeley, Naval hero, lost at sea with his sloop “Wasp.” A large number of Chatham citizens participated in the war.

A program for this bicentennial commemoration will be presented by Chatham County Historical Association, Inc. Sunday, October 7, 2pm in the Holmes Meeting Room, Chatham Community Library on Central Carolina Community College Pittsboro campus. The lecturer will be Robert Barnes, History Instructor. The discussion will focus on the history of the War of 1812, examining the origins of the conflict, the motivation for US involvement, a brief synopsis of the major events, and an examination of the consequences of the war. It will cover the impact of the conflict on North Carolina and Chatham County.

At this program, there will be a list of Chatham soldiers in the War of 1812 for family research information. The association will have available fundraising items for which you may get raffle tickets. They include framed “Coal Fields of Chatham,” Ramsey 1870 map, and the O’Neil whimsical print of Pittsboro.

The program is free and open to the public.

Chatham County Historical Association
is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose purpose is to preserve and communicate the history of Chatham County. Requests for more information may be made to Barbara Pugh, 919.542.4164.

  • Address: 764 West St Pittsboro, NC 27312
  • Mailing Address: Pittsboro, NC 27312
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