Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Building Forts On The Missouri Frontier In 1812
From Centennial History of Missouri: (the Center State) One Hundred ..., Volume :
The war of 1812 came on [and the residents]....realized the danger from Indian attacks. They built three forts which they called Fort Cooper*, Fort Hempstead, and Fort Kincaid. Fort Cooper was southwest of Boone's Lick; Fort Kincaid was nine miles away to the southeast, and Fort Hempstead was a little short of two miles north of Kincaid.
*See the Autobiography of Major Stephen Cooper