Tuesday 25 June 2024

More Peter Rindisbacher

(Swiss born, Canadian/American, 1806-1834)
A Gentleman Travelling in a Dog Cariole in Hudson's Bay with an Indian Guide

Apple River Fort

 Pic from visit Galena

Wa-Co-Mo aka Fast Walker Sac and Fox 1868


War dance of the Sauk and Foxes Peter Rindisbacher

 Wiki on the artist here

Apple River Fort


#OnThisDay we travel back to the Black Hawk War in 1832, when Sauk and Fox warriors attacked Apple River Fort near Galena. One person at the fort died and two were injured. None of the men led by Black Hawk were killed, but his effort to reclaim tribal land in Illinois would soon end in bloody defeat.

📍 You can visit the Apple River Fort Historic Site in Elizabeth! https://ow.ly/yV5N50SmJSN

Thursday 20 June 2024

Remembering Donald Sutherland

 Here he is in Revolution (1985)

Obscure battle from 1759

 Battle of the Twin Villages.

this is a mural painted in 1765 that details the destruction of Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba (which occurred in 1758). The mural was commissioned by Pedro Romero de Terreros, who had sponsored the mission and whose cousin died in the attack. The unsigned mural is attributed to Jose de Paez. It was titled "The Destruction of Mission San Sabá in the Province of Texas and the Martyrdom of the Fathers Alonso de Terreros, Joseph Santiesteban"

Monday 17 June 2024

Bunker Hill 1775


21st Royal North British Fuzileers 1775 this regiment weren't at Bunker Hill  - to see who was go here

Today's anniversary. Here

Friday 7 June 2024

Scots day at Fort Ticonderoga


New from Trexler Historical art

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New print release today!

"Wayne's campaign of 1794"

2nd Battalion, 1st Sub Legion


50 signed and numbered giclee prints

On the morning of 20 August, the Legion approached Falling Timbers. Wayne divided his infantry into two wings, the right commanded by BG James Wilkinson, the other by COL John Hamtramck. A brigade of mounted Kentuckians guarded the open left flank, while the Legion’s cavalry secured the right along the Maumee. Scott’s remaining forces formed a reserve.

The vanguard of the Legion came under fire and after some initial confusion, Wilkinson regained control of the situation. Wayne then rode forward, his eyes flashing. He correctly determined the strength of the enemy and their positions, and quickly saw that mounted troops would be largely ineffective on the battlefield. Under fire and in intense pain from gout, he immediately ordered his infantry to charge with bayonets to flush the Indians out of their positions, where they could be cut down by musket fire. Unused to a well disciplined enemy, the Indians, who expected to be the ones charging, broke and ran towards Fort Miamis. The Indians fled so fast that mounted troops on the flanks had difficulty catching them. Nonetheless, dragoons from the Legion charged headlong at the log barriers like jockeys at a steeplechase, cutting down the Indian warriors with their sabers. The dragoons’ charge completed the rout.

The battle lasted less than an hour and proved decisive. Wayne lost less than forty killed and approximately 100 wounded. The British at Fort Miamis refused to admit their allies, and the British garrison made all efforts not to provoke a war with the Americans Wayne then destroyed Indian villages and crops nearby.

Within three months, the United States signed a treaty with Britain that pledged their evacuation from the Northwest Territory forts by 1796. The following year, Wayne negotiated the Treaty of Greenville with the Indians, effectively opening Ohio to American settlers.