Successful Salisbury Symposium on the War of 1812 in the Backcountry

The War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee held its last major event of the commemoration on April 4th at the Rowan Museum in Salisbury.  Approximately 80 participants learned about the role of Salisbury in recruiting and training men to fight at the Battle of New Orleans.  They also learned about the various myths of the war and how those myths have been perpetuated over time.  Further, descriptions of Andrew Jackson and his life explained the role of this larger than life “people’s president.”

Video of the speakers will be posted soon so that those who could not attend will be able to learn from our talented speakers.  This project was made possible in part by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit  and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Additional funding was provided the North Carolina Daughters of the War of 1812 and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.


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