Skirmish at Farnham Church

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Skirmish at Farnham Church
Part of War of 1812
Farnham Church (Episcopal), State Routes 602 & 607, Farnham (Richmond County, Virginia).jpg
North Farnham Church, site of the battle
DateDecember 6, 1814
LocationFarnham, Virginia
37°53′11″N 76°37′31″W / 37.88639°N 76.62528°W / 37.88639; -76.62528Coordinates: 37°53′11″N 76°37′31″W / 37.88639°N 76.62528°W / 37.88639; -76.62528

American victory

  • British withdrawal
United Kingdom United Kingdom  United States
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Sir George Cockburn United States Unknown
Unknown infantry,
Unknown naval forces
Unknown number of Virginia 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.


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