Sunday 22 May 2022

painting by Benjamin West

 Completed between 1764 and 1768 this picture is usually ascribed as General Johnson Saving a Wounded French Officer from the Tomahawk of a North American Indian

Saturday 21 May 2022

The Bloody Field of Fame

 Originally published in the mid 19th century, this edited, combined, and updated version of Elias Darnell and William Atherton's journals of General Winchester's ill-fated River Raisin campaign, shines a light on a forgotten, yet important moment of American history. Though the War of 1812 is little remembered, this conflict solidified the United States as a sovereign nation, and affirmed the treaties and promises of the American Revolution.

Including two other participant accounts of the engagement and their being taken captive by the British-allied Native Americans, maps, lithographs, engravings, and artwork, this new version of these important early-American journals follow along in the bloody footprints of the men who fought in the largest battle to ever take place on Michigan soil, and one that would rally men to 
"Remember the Raisin" and lead them to victory and assured independence.

Sunday 1 May 2022

Sainte-Foy 1760

 Missed the anniversary the other day. Here is a depiction of the French grenadier attack.