Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Colonel Johnson's Vote For War

The Authentic biography of Colonel Richard M. Johnson, of Kentucky was listed on Mirlyn  at the University of Michigan library with a link for an online edition.

"While an infant, he was among the number of women and children in the fort at Bryan's station, when a furious assault was made upon it by five hundred Indians, and successfully defended by only thirty, men. Dangers like these, which attended him continually in youth, had formed his mind to habits of peril, that made an impression never to be erased. His friends believed him to be possessed of military talents, capable of elevating him to a rank among the first commanders of the day."

 "In June, 1812, war was declared by Congress ; and for that declaration Col. Johnson gave his vote."

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