Friday 24 May 2024

From Dayton Shaun Williams.

 William “Grand Sir” Berryhill. 2nd Tennessee Militia 

Gaining ground on the Red Stick Creeks @ Horseshoe Bend. Circa 1814

Since February, I have been doing weekly uploads on YouTube covering all things 18th to early 19th century in Alabama! Go give it a look! Along the Wolf Trail👍🏼



Tuesday 14 May 2024

Stillman's Run

 The first skirmish of the Black Hawk War took place #OnThisDay in 1832. Sauk and Meskwaki forces, who were trying to reclaim land in Illinois, defeated state militia led by Isaiah Stillman. The militia's panicky retreat led to the event being called the Battle of Stillman's Run.


Keokuk 1834 George Catlin


 

Wednesday 8 May 2024

From Old Fort Niagara

 2024 is the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the 8th Regiment of Foot at Fort Niagara. The regiment’s commander, Lt. Col. John Caldwell received orders to deploy to the Great Lakes in March 1774. During May and June, the regiment moved to their new postings at Michilimackinac, Detroit, Fort Niagara and Oswegatchie. Caldwell took command of Fort Niagara in early August. With the outbreak of the American Revolution the following year, the regiment remained on the Great Lakes for eleven long years.



Remembering Donald Sutherland

 Here he is in Revolution (1985)