Monday, March 30, 2015

General Wilkinson's Last Call Of Duty

Portrait At The NPS Site

 With these movements [at the Battle of Lacolle Mills on March 30, 1814] Wilkinson disappears from the scene of active life. On March 24 orders were received relieving him from duty under the form of granting his request for a court of inquiry and he made over the army to General George Izard and departed.

Once more he passed the ordeal of investigation which in reality was a sham once more he was acquitted but he never again was permitted to assume his command in the army and passed the closing years of his life in Mexico. Source

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Maryland Military Maps

Taken from the Historic Map Collections of the Sheridan Libraries (Military Maps Of Maryland):

1814 Sketch of the Military Topography of Baltimore
GPML G3844.B3S42 1814

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ryerson And The Loyalists

The loyalists of America and their times: from 1620 to 1816, Volume 2, Egerton Ryerson (Volume 1):

My 3rd great-granduncle, Isaac B. Howard, was Egerton Ryerson's assistant and was an in-law of Ryerson's in-law.

Dr. John Beatty was the brother-in-law of Isaac Brock Howard, a member of my Howard family.  Isaac B. Howard was Dr. Egerton Ryerson's assistant.  So Dr. John Beatty's brother-in-law, Isaac B. Howard,  was affiliated with another brother-in-law of his, Dr. Egerton Ryerson.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Colonel William Russel

Present Day Peoria, Illinois


"...Colonel Russel himself, one of the heroes of King's Mountain, was leading an expedition of mounted rangers, against the Indians of the Peoria towns, in Illinois."

Among those listed in the 7th Regiment of Infantry:

William Russel, Colonel
Thornton Posey, Lieutenant-Colonel
Zachariah Taylor, Captain; Major by brevet

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cochrane's Plans

Description of a letter held in the Indiana University Archives:


His Majesty's Ship Ann
Bermuda, 25th March 1814

Cochrane's Signature On Page 16 Of Letter Referenced Above