I have an ancestor who served in the Virginia militia during the War of 1812.

What is a good resource to learn more about this military unit?

closed as too broad by Harry Vervet, PolyGeo Mar 6 '16 at 22:24

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    Welcome to G&FH.SE! This is a very broad question. What do you want to know? In the help center, What kinds of questions should I avoid asking? says "Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much." – Jan Murphy Nov 9 '15 at 22:04
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    Would asking if this unit was involved in the battle of Washington, DC be better? Or can I ask which battles the unit was in? – wogsland Nov 9 '15 at 22:06
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    Yes, that's much better. Your basic question is not really "what is a good resource" but "how do I find X?" The more specific a question you can ask, the easier it is to figure out how to answer it. – Jan Murphy Nov 9 '15 at 22:10
  • Likewise welcome to G&FH SE! As food for thought I had a question about a British military unit of similar vintage and structured it like this: genealogy.stackexchange.com/questions/5514/… – PolyGeo Nov 9 '15 at 23:07