- Mid-Autumn Musters
1821 ALBEMARLE, Virginia Arts/Leisure, War
On consecutive weekends in October 1821, two companies of Albemarle militia held their yearly musters. On the first Saturday of the month, a company of artillery headed by Captain F.B. Dyers gathered at an old field in the countryside. This muster was the first ever of Dyer's troop. At the session, matters of moment pertaining to the company as a whole were submitted to the men. A week later, at a...