Re: Event added - 1812 Chillicothe Bicentennial Event
"lenthecooper" <lheidebrecht@...> wrote:
> Wasn't Chillicothe was also a prisoner of war camp? No that would be a neat non-firing Living history demo.
Camp Bull - it largely held the prisoners from the Battle of Lake Erie
After the Battle of Moraviantown, it was far too small and a new camp was created at Newport Kentucky (across from Cincinnati)for the infantry
Think the naval prisoners remained at Camp Bull
- There is a pretty comprehensive book on Chilicothe in the war: "Raw Recruits and Bullish Prisoners: Ohio's Capitol in the War of 1812", by Patrica Fife Medert, Ross Co. Histroical Soc. Publ, 1992. Well worth picking up!