Saturday, July 4, 2015

4th Of July At Fort Wayne

The first celebration of the Fourth of July at Fort Wayne of which a record has been preserved occurred in the year 1810.  ...Commandant Rhea and his officers, together with the attaches of the fort, were enjoying the day in patriotic style when the celebration was interrupted by the appearance of a mounted courier from Detroit bringing the first regular mail and military dispatches to the garrison.  [Source]

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