Monday, April 23, 2012

Fort Massac In Illinois

Although ravaged by the New Madrid earthquake in 1811-12, the fort was again rebuilt in time to play a minor role in the War of 1812*, only to be abandoned again in 1814. In 1839 the city of Metropolis was platted about a mile west of the fort. [Source]


*...during the war of 1812 [Fort Massac] was garrisoned and occupied by the territorial militia of Illinois for the protection of the American borders against the incursions of hostile Indians in league with Great Britain... . [Source]

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