Sunday, August 19, 2018

Quin Heironymous


United States Registers o... the U.S. Army, 1798-1914  029-030, 1815 May-1821 Jun, D-H:



Source

Quin's sister, Julia, wrote about his service:





Friday, August 17, 2018

View Of The War


The life and times of Martin Van Buren: the correspondence of his friends ...
 By William Lyon Mackenzie




"Col. Wm. Duane, the friend of Jefferson... .  Hear his account of the war of 1812--I quote the Aurora of August 17, 1816."

"The last war may be fairly considered, as it regards every thing--but the patience, hardihood and valor, of the line and the militia--one of the worst conducted, the most imbecile, inconsistent, and confused in its designs, that the world ever saw. The system of loans was a most villainous systematic cheat, for which every man who was concerned, ought to be recorded in a register of infamy."



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Important War Of 1812 Orders


Source
"You will on receipt of this turn over this boat dispatch to sailing master Richard Cox...on a survey of the waters of the Chesapeake...".

Friday, August 10, 2018

Captured By Black Hawk



Source: Life Of Black Hawk

Almost all of the ammunition for the expedition and the supplies for Fort Shelby, except a box of musket balls, was on Campbell's boat and was captured by Black Hawk, nothing was saved. The Regulars fought with their shirts off, and saved only their arms and fatigue overalls. [Source]


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Two Duncan Cameron Entries


War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, RG 19 E5A
Microform: t-1126 (Image 72)




Cross-posted at Cameron Collections blog