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War of 1812 War College: Advance Notice

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  • whittakermp
    Greetings all: After a long absence from this forum, I am posting one-year notice of the War of 1812 War College scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2009. The Fort
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 30, 2008
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      Greetings all:

      After a long absence from this forum, I am posting one-year notice
      of the War of 1812 War College scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2009.
      The Fort La Présentation Association of Ogdensburg, NY is hosting
      what is hoped to be the first of many annual colleges.

      Doug Cubbison, a member of the Association board of directors and
      Command Historian for the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY,
      has been the principle developer of this event.

      The "college" will be at the National Register of Historic
      Places "Freighthouse Restaurant" in Ogdensburg, located on part of
      the 1812 battlefield, and immediately adjacent to the Fort de la
      Présentation (1749-1759) archaeological site.

      I know a number of you have participated in the annual February
      reenactment in O'burg hosted by Forsyth's Rifles.

      Those of you familiar with the Freighthouse may not know the
      warehouse section on the west side has been transformed into a
      meeting/dining room.

      Participants' registration fee (approx.$50) will include the cost of
      a continental breakfast, buffet lunch and sit-down supper.

      Speakers:
      Dr. Timothy Abel
      Dr. Gary Gibson
      Major John R. Grodzinski
      Mr. Donald E. Graves

      Dr. Timothy Abel has a PhD in Archaeology, and is currently the
      Executive Director of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Dr.
      Abel is also the President of the Sackets Harbor Battlefield
      Alliance. Dr. Abel has performed extensive archaeological
      investigations at various sites of the War of 1812 in northern New
      York. He will speak on the Archaeology of the War of 1812, and
      specifically discuss how historic archaeology can cooperate
      academically with more traditional historic research (archival and
      cartographic) to enhance our understanding of a wide and diverse
      range of study topics from the War of 1812.

      Dr. Gibson currently serves as a Board Member of the Sackets Harbor
      Battlefield Alliance, and is intimately involved with other historic
      preservation and educational/interpretive/commemorative initiatives
      in Sackets Harbor and Jefferson County. Dr. Gibson will be talking
      about naval operations on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812.

      Major John R. Grodzinski, MA, FINS is a serving Officer with the
      Canadian Forces, and is currently assigned as a member of the
      Department of History at the Royal Military College at Kingston,
      where he is also a doctoral candidate. His dissertation will examine
      British strategy during the War of 1812. Major Grodzinski will be
      the keynote speaker, and he will provide an overview of the War of
      1812 on the Upper St. Lawrence River (between Montreal and
      Kingston). This theater of the War had the most direct effects upon
      northern New York State, and Eastern Ontario.

      Mr. Donald E. Graves is a widely published military historian, who
      currently owns and operates his own historic preservation consulting
      firm. Professionally educated at the University of Saskatchewan in
      Saskatoon, Mr. Graves has previously served as a historian for the
      National Historic Sites Branch of Parks Canada, the National
      Archives of Canada and the Canadian Forces. Mr. Graves will speak
      on "Forgotten Soldiers: The Regular US Army and the War in the
      North, 1812-1815." This lecture will focus upon the contributions
      of the Regular U.S. Army, particularly the soldiers stationed at
      Sackets Harbor (future Madison Barracks).

      That's the gist of it to date. More information will follow and be
      posted on the Fort La Présentation Association web site:
      http://www.fortlapresentation.net

      Cheers,

      Michael Whittaker
      (Bruce's older, greyer brother)
    • whittakermp
      Please note the date correction The War of 1812 War College scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2009 in Ogdensburg, NY. With apologies, Michael Whittaker
      Message 2 of 2 , May 4 2:42 PM
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        Please note the date correction

        The War of 1812 War College scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2009 in
        Ogdensburg, NY.

        With apologies,
        Michael Whittaker
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