I selected the artillery motif because my William Hinds was in the artillery.
"If any small group of people is to be blamed for bringing about the 1812 conflict, Peter Buell Porter is certainly among them" [Source]
Mention is also made of a famous Scotch dinner at Halifax, in 1814, where no less than fifty-two toasts were drank. The twenty-sixth may be repeated:--"May James Madison and all his faction be soon compelled to resign the reins of government in America, and seek a peace establishment with their friend Bonaparte at Elba." Airs--"The Rogue's March," and "Go to the devil and shake yourself."
Grassy Cove is a very large, closed depression located 10 miles south-southeast of Crossville. It is 3 miles wide, 5 miles long, and over 1,000 feet deep. ...at Head of Sequatchie to form the Sequatchie River. Read more...
Capo Gray should be Cap au Grés. This is another French term that lent itself to conversion by Americans into an English phrase of similar sound but different meaning. Even the French fell into the habit of rendering the name Cap au Gris mistaking grés, a noun meaning sandstone, for the adjective gris meaning gray. Fort Independence was one of the many temporary stockades erected in St Charles County during the war of 1812. It is probably the same defence that is mentioned by Shaw under the name Fort Cap au Gré. [Source]
The hero is Admiral Cockburn, and the principal incident the burning and sacking of the little town of Havre de Grace on the coast of Maryland.
Describing Fort Stephenson, James Kirk said "Mark off a square plat of ground containing half an acre with a block house on the northeast corner and one in the northwest corner, this was the original fort."
In June 1813 when we came here the fort was found to be too small. He said mark off another square on the west side of the old square and this you will see will place the northwest blockhouse in the center of the north line of the enlarged fort.
There was a scaled log house in the new part filled with biscuit for Perry's fleet.