After he went against Governor Berkeley’s orders, Berkeley declared Bacon a rebel, accusing him of treason, and wouldn’t give him his commission as general. Berkeley then set him free and told him to stop what he was doing. Soon after he was let go he came back to Jamestown along with some of his men and demanded his commission as general. Berkeley then agreed to give it to Bacon, but soon after Bacon left to fight the Indians again, Berkeley said his commission was gone. After hearing this Bacon stopped fighting the Indians so he could go back to Jamestown with more men than before to collect his commission. When Berkeley heard Bacon was on his way back to fight for his commission, he fled along with some of his men to the Virginia coast. After finding out Berkeley fled, Nathaniel Bacon started Jamestown on fire. Before a major battle could take place between Governor Berkeley, and Nathaniel Bacon, Bacon suddenly got sick and died (Berkeley). With Nathaniel Bacon’s death, his strong leadership died with him so his men were lost so they dispersed.
In conclusion, the research included in this essay was put in place to help the reader understand the important aspects of Nathaniel Bacon’s life. The main points of this essay are who Nathaniel Bacon was, what he did that made him so well known today, why he did what he did, and what the results of these actions were. Bacon’s Rebellion was a rebellion in which some would say blazed a trail to the Revolutionary War, a rebellion to end all