Today’s IGHR course in Virginia genealogy got to the heart of the matter: Westward migration and Virginia (and Virginians) in the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War.
It felt like we were cramming a week’s worth of instruction into each 75-minute segment. And, indeed, there are a lot of events and a lot of records to cover.
A couple of standouts:
I had known that George Washington started the French and Indian Wars by allowing his troops to kill a French diplomat, then admitting culpability for the event in a French document he signed even though he could not read French.