Skirmish at Farnham Church
|Skirmish at Farnham Church|
|Part of War of 1812|
North Farnham Church, site of the battle
|United Kingdom||United States|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Sir George Cockburn||Unknown|
Unknown naval forces
|Unknown number of Virginia militia|
|Casualties and losses|
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.
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