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Destitute Patriots: Bertie County in the War of 1812

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Young, Catalog Librarian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: As the War of 1812 commenced, residents in Bertie County, North Carolina wondered if the battles between the U.S. Army and British forces would spread to the Tar Heel State. Due to a lack of battles in North Carolina, military recruits were in “no big hurry” to join the U.S. Army or the small detachments of North Carolina militia units. Once the Bertie County recruits did decide to serve, they were classified as “destitute” since there was no financial compensation for their services until 1816, two years after the conclusion of the war.

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Publication
North Carolina Libraries 70.2 (Fall/Winter 2012)
Language: English
Date: 2012
Keywords
Bertie County, War of 1812, Norfolk (VA) Barracks, Military Service Compensation