Monday, June 25, 2012

Remembering the War of 1812

This is the year to learn more about the War of 1812.  Some argue; our second war of independence.

Southeastern North Carolina had a vital role during the War of 1812 with numerous shorelines and ports along the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

Captain Otway Burns, Privateer during the War of 1812, was born and raised in Swansboro, North Carolina.  He sailed the open Oceans and devestated the British trade routes by capturing not-less-then forty vessels.  Many twice the size of his small ship--Snap Dragon.

Take time to learn more about Captain Burns and the role he played during the War of 1812.   Does your family have a connection to him or the events that took place during the war?  Did any of your Ancestors fight in the War; on land or by sea?

Here is a link for a book that I wrote about Captain Burns's entire life.  Much of the book is presented for the first time and gives a more accurate discription of his many adventures and escapades.

Remember our military Veterans, both present and past.


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