- The fifth annual heritage talks are April 26-27. there is a Friday evening meet & greet ($10) and the 8 seminars on Saturday. The seminars are $80 with aMessage 1 of 3 , Mar 26 8:34 AMView SourceThe fifth annual heritage talks are April 26-27. there is a Friday evening meet & greet ($10) and the 8 seminars on Saturday. The seminars are $80 with a continental breakfast and buffet lunch included. Students and Municipal Historians pay $60, and fort Association members, Canadian Friends and Forsyth's Rifles, $70.
There are two bursaries for students and a general bursary, also.
Again we are using all the of Freight House REstaurant facilities. More than 35 local museums and heritage groups from NY and ON have been invited.
Details at www.fort1749.org
Below are four seminar outlines. We expect to post the remaining four as soon as they are received. Our web page has bios for all the speakers and their subjects.
CHAUNCEY'S IMPACT ON WESTERN OPERATIONS, Sandy Antal
The American assaults on Forts York and George in the spring of 1813 significantly altered the strategic situation in the Lake Ontario region. Less known is their crucial impact on British operations on the Detroit River frontier. Sandy Antal will demonstrate these actions not only demolished Governor Prevost's planned offensive in that quarter, but left the British severely handicapped at the culminating engagements at Put-in Bay and on the Thames. These American victories left the Western District of Upper Canada occupied territory until mid-1815.
OHIO AND THE WAR OF 1812 IN THE WEST, James T. Brenner
Mission creep, the war of words, the Surge, Boots on the Ground, civil-military relations, contractor support to the military, and stability operations are all distinctly contemporary terms, but their meanings are as applicable to 1813 as they are to 2013. To understand the War of 1812 in Ohio suggests that 200 years is long enough to show how many aspects of military history have remained constant. Tactics, weapons, allies, and national policies have changed the conduct of war, but the human factor has changed little. And it's the personal insights gleaned from the vices, the virtues, the pettiness, the professionalism, and the leadership of the participants that provide the timeless and enduring narrative of the war in the west.
WOMEN IN THE WAR OF 1812, Susan Spencer
What was it like to be a woman during the War of 1812? What would life have been like? This presentation examines some of the many roles and experiences of women during that war, placing them in the greater context of life for females during the Regency period, and considering the effects of the massive social and political upheavals of the period upon them. From officers' wives to laundresses, from high society to the underbelly of society these women's stories and experiences are vastly different, and all deserve to be told.
PRIVATEERS, PRIZES AND PROFITS FROM THE PORT OF NEW YORK, 1812-1814, Dr. Faye Kert
The state of New York did not initially support the American declaration of war in June 1812. Eleven of the 14 New Yorkers in the House of Representatives voted against the motion. However, the merchants and ship owners of the port of New York realized there was money to be made. With profit their goal, privately owned and armed vessels known as privateers patriotically served the war effort. Armed with a letter of marque, privateers brought their prizes to an allied port to be adjudicated as "good and lawful prize" before they could sell the ships and cargoes. The profits were divided among the owners, officers and crew according to a pre-arranged agreement. From June 1812 to March 1815, more than 100 private armed vessels sailed out of New York. Privateers, such as the Prince de Neufchatel, Saratoga, Scourge and Snap Dragon earned a tidy fortune. The success and failure of New York's privateers during the War of 1812 ranged from valiant combat to ignominious capture and from international incident to spectacular explosion.
- War of 1812 Heritage Talks Ogdensburg, NY April 25-26, 2014 Sponsored by the Fort La Présentation Association On-line registration at www.fort1749.orgMessage 2 of 3 , Feb 19View SourceWar of 1812 Heritage Talks
April 25-26, 2014
Sponsored by the Fort La Présentation Association
On-line registration at www.fort1749.org
1-315-394-1749 or email fort1749@....
For the sixth year, the Fort La Présentation Association offers a varied fare those with broad interests in the War of 1812.
Friday evening a family friendly concert of period music.
$5 per adult; youth 17 and under free. Pay at the door.
Saturday seven seminars examine the militias of New York and Upper Canada, the USN on the St. Lawrence River, a Connecticut officer on the Northern Frontier, the Canadian Voltigeurs, US Army uniforms and the 1814 British campaign on the Cheseapeake.
Cost includes Saturday continental breakfast and buffet lunch
$50…Members (Fort Association, Canadian Friends, Forsyth’s Rifles), Educators, NYS Town Historians $30…Students
Exhibits: Crysler's Farm; Sackets Harbor; Archaeology of Pike's Cantonment; Archaeology of the St. Lawrence River; Re-enactment Photography; Remington Art Museum; War of 1812 Navy; Regency quilting; local War of 1812 history authors...
Saturday afternoon following the seminars we will show the TVO documentary “A Desert Between Us and Them” about the destruction by american forces along the Lake Erie shore of Upper Canada. A limited number of copies will be for sale.
We have all the facilities of Ogdensburg’s Freight House Restaurant, from the side rooms to the banquet hall to the bar. The Freight House will offer a special menu for those who stay for Saturday dinner.
Musician and Speakers
Don Woodcock is Grand Champion Fiddler of New York State and a member of the New York State Fiddlers Hall of Fame. He is recognized for having one of the greatest repertoires of traditional fiddle tunes.
Ralph Eshelman Ph.D. - The British Campaign in the Chesapeake - lives in Maryland and is the co-author with Burton K. Kummerow of In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Specific to the War of 1812, Ralph conducted a holistic inventory of War of 1812 sites in Maryland for the National Park Service’s National Battlefield Protection Program.
Gregory Kloten M.A. - Captain George Howard United States Army: The Chronicles of a Connecticut Yankee on the Northern Frontier of the War of 1812 - teaches American and World history at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT.
Horst Dresler - The Canadian Voltigeurs and the Battle of Chateauguay - an active re-enactor for three decades and event organizer for more than 10 years. Horst is a founder of the Quebec Historical Corps a bilingual, nonprofit organization promoting a better understanding of our past.
Richard David Feltoe - The Upper Canada Militia in Peace and War, 1808-1816 - is the Curator and Corporate Archivist for Redpath Sugar Ltd., Canada’s oldest sugar company. He has authored seven books on the War of 1812, published by Dundurn Press. As a long-time member of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, Richard has “fought” upon many 1812 battlefields.
David Murray - The American Infantry Uniform from 1811 to 1815 - has researched and recreated American military uniforms for more than twenty years, concentrating on the War of 1812. As a longtime member of an 1812 military re-enactment group, he enjoys experimental archaeology by creating and wearing the period clothing.
Bryan Thompson - Lt. Col. Thomas B. Benedict, the Accidental Commander of the St Lawrence County Militia - was the recipient of a 2007 Hackman research fellowship at the NYS archives to study the career of Lt Col. Benedict. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Bruce W Dearstyne award from the NYS Board of Regents for excellence in the educational use of local government records.
Dennis McCarthy - The US Navy support of the Wilkinson Campaign and the Battle of French Creek - has co-authored several Divers Guide Books to the Thousand Islands and the book Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands. He is amateur archaeologist and historian and co-founder of the St Lawrence River Historical.