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From: David Bennett <ebclemson@...>
Date: Monday, August 07, 2000 12:22 AM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: 'Fair' history, was Naval Battles
--- In WarOf1812@egroups.com, JGIL1812@a... wrote:> America at the time did not stretch "beyond" the Mississippi and the Indian > wars are well into the future.<SNIP- Excuse me, I would believe that everyone who lived in the MISSOURI TERRITORY and the LOUISIANA TERRITORY would argue that America did not stretch "beyond" the Mississippi. The 1st U.S., the 7th U.S. and 24th U.S. along with Missouri and illinois Rangers all FOUGHT in the Missouri Territory and up and down the Mississippi River. Fort Madison was built in present day Iowa, and Fort Osage was built about 30 miles from Kansas City Missouri. The Indian Wars were NOT IN THE FUTURE, they were in the present before and after the "War of 1812".The Iowa, the Sauk and Fox, Miami, Winnebagos, Potowatomie all fought in INDIAN WARS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE MISSISSIPPI during the War of 1812. Peace was not established WEST of the Mississippi till 1816.> I think that most Americans at the end of the > war would be more interested in the impact peace would have in their neck of > the woods and NOT be worried about those in the south or north, whichever the > case may have been.<SNIP- Untrue. Just by reading the newspapers, it is very clear, that Kentuckians were concerned about what happend in New Orleans and even Florida. The people of Missouri and Illinois territories were concerned what occurred in New England, in Tennesee,the great Lakes and New Orleans. Those states all sent flatboats loaded with their cash crops down the Ohio and Mississippi to New Orleans. > It is the old "me first" routine that always rules. JG/RE <SNIP- It is not wise to GENERALIZE. There are always individuals who may think that. The War of 1812 awakened a National Pride, a National Patriotism. Sincerely, David Bennett
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----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Rindlisbacher pjrindli@...
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 9:04 PM
Subject: wanted item
Wonder if you could do us a favour.
The Provincial Marine is interested in acquiring a gun before
year's end or we lose the money.
If you could put the word out, this is what we're looking for:
Weight: 3-pdr. or 2 pdr. as second choice
Length: about 36"
Mounting: Field Carriage or tube alone
Gun Tools: desired but not essential
Period: 1812 preferred, Rev. War okay if necessary
Pete Rindlisbacher, Lead Cox'n
Provincial Marine - Amherstburg