Monday, March 12, 2018

Michigan Once More Fell To The Ownership Of The United States

Fort Michilimackinac (On The Shore Of The Straits Of Mackinac)

Michigan History, Volume 5:

"The War for American Independence brought this area in name only under the control of the new American Government since it was not until 1798 that the British soldiers relinquished the military posts on the American side of the international boundary and the feebleness of the American hold upon all this region is well illustrated by the ease with which it was reconquered by the English in the War of 1812. The treaty of peace which terminated this war restored the easternmost of the Great Lakes as a part of the international boundary and Michigan once more fell to the ownership of the United States."

Dow Gardens In Midland, Michigan

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Denny In Captain Allen's Company

Invalid Pension File (Source - Fold3)

William Denny/Dennie was a member of Captain Allen's company of Mounted gunmen in General Coffee's Brigade.

William's last term of enlistment was in the Company of Bethel Allen and he was a member of John Coffee's Brigade. Often forgotten in the discussion of the Battle of New Orleans, General Jackson was not content to wait on the British to attack his rather weak fortifications near the City. He sent out many companies to fell trees and sink small boats in an attempt to clog passages and slow the progress of the British advance. [Source]

Affidavit taken by resident in Smith County, Tennessee stated that he was wounded by cannonball on or about December 23, 1814, "at the battle below New Orleans..." as well as a musket ball wound.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Question For General McClure

British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series - Index Cards)
Microform: c-11837 [Image 3706]


More about General (then Major) Cruger who was subordinate to General McClure in the burning of Newark incident.