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VIDEO BETTY DOYLE MARKER DEDICATION BY NEW YORK DAUGHTERS

 

This year's National winner of the Spirit of 1812 Award, Mr. Lee Simonson, has provided me with the link to his acceptance speech. This is a MUST SEE! Here is the link. Mr. Simonson was nominated by the New York Society U.S. Daughters of 1812

 

 

In this video, you can see our Madam President National giving remarks at the podium, prior to the start of the Flames Through Lewiston and Tuscarora Heroes monument unveiling. WATCH the end of this video, in particular, as at the 36:10 mark you will see the President National, Historian National Mary Casper, Niagara Frontier Chapter Daughter, Doreen Larson Cesari, and myself at the monument. There is also a nice shot of the plaque that we purchased.

You also may want to take a look at a second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OqbhqjPqas

 

 

Jan Johnpier 8:31am Dec 20
FLAMES THROUGH LEWISTON AND TUSCARORA WARRIORS MONUMENT
Here is my video of this very moving event!:
This video is about 14 minutes. I was not down far enough to see the Red Coats real well, but shortly after the Militia back off ( as they were out numbered) you will hear a "horn" when you hear the "horn" that is when the Tuscarora's are coming. About half way through, WATCH CLOSELY, and when you see a Tuscarora Native putting a blanket around a white woman, look directly behind them and at that very moment, the monument will be unveiled. This was a very moving event. Once the monument unveiled, everyone got choked up! It was tears of appreciation, thanks, and pride as the fact that the United States Daughters had a part in this historic event, is something that we can ALL be proud of.

 

 

VIDEO JOHNNY HORTON
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

VIDEO NEW YORK

BETTY DOYLE HEROINE FORT NIAGARA

 

 

 

 

WCNY Minute : War of 1812 : The Battle of Big Sandy Creek - The Great Rope Carry
Video produced by the NY Council of the Humanities

 

 

 

REPORT PROVIDED BY JACQUE-LYNNE SCHULMANHighlights of Our Visit to Williamsburg, Norfolk and Hampton Roads
October 9, 2012

Officers, members of the Daughters of United States Daughters 1812 and guests traveled South in the heart of Virginia and into history Our first top was Colonial Williamsburg where some strolled through the colonial Capitol and some acquired precious memories of the Colonial time of our Nation’s history in the specialty shops along North Henry Street as others visited the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

Our next stop was Newport News and luncheon featuring she crab soup and other Bay dishes.
Then after a brief ride, we met our chartered boat, the Miss Hampton.

Following the several hour water-borne tour, we saw the historic places from the same waters that our sailors and the British had vied to control in the Hampton Rods. Cruising near to the Virginia Capes and the Chesapeake Bay, we saw Craney Island and the Naval landmarks of 1813. Coming to shore was Fort Norfolk and then the magnificent display of our modern Navy – from two aircraft carriers, to a floating Naval personnel hospital with 600 bed capacity, to nuclear-powered submarines and uncountable ships of every class, it was an awesome sight. A number of us were Navy spouses or children of Navy families and there seemed to be something in the air as eyes gleamed with tears as we passed the docks.

image of USF Chesapeake, Gosport Navy Yard]

One of the primary theatres of the War of 1812 was the Chesapeake Bay. Two of the key causes of the war, impressment and suppression of trade, can be clearly expressed by the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair which occurred directly off the Virginia capes. The British invaded the Bay in February 1813 with the intent to destroy every nest of privateers along the Chesapeake. Ports like Baltimore and Norfolk witnessed hundreds of ships receiving 'letters of marque' to attack British merchant shipping. Furthermore, two naval yards (Washington Navy Yard and Gosport Navy Yard) were located in the Chesapeake region. The British recognized that the destruction of U.S. naval resources, shipping, shipyards, and privateers as well as the capture of the bay's rich agricultural products would weaken the American war effort. Norfolk was the first target. While Norfolk was a major commercial center, the prime target was Portsmouth’s Gosport Navy yard. The yard had the USF CONSTELLATION anchored along its quay. These important resources were defended by two small masonry fortifications on the Elizabeth River, Forts Norfolk and Nelson, a blockhouse on Craney Island, and a squadron of wooden gunboats.

On 20 June 1813 a British naval force of four ships of the line, four frigates and two sloops anchored off Craney Island. Rear Admiral Sir George Cockburn conceived a two-pronged attack for 22 June. A force of 2,500 soldiers and marines under the command of Brigadier General Sir Sidney Baeckworth landed near the mouth of the Nansemond River at Hoffler's Creek west of Craney Island. A force of royal marines and soldiers were to simultaneously attack the eastern side of the island using barges. The Americans assembled a force of 737 men under the command of Brigadier General Robert Barraud Taylor. Taylor decided to use Craney Island as the primary place to defend Norfolk. The blockhouse was improved, artillery redoubts were prepared guarding the main approach to Craney Island, and gunboats protected the entrance to the Elizabeth River. Taylor's command included sailors and marines from the CONSTELLATION, regular U.S. Army soldiers and artillerists from Fort Norfolk and members of the Virginia Militia. On the morning of 22 June, British troops landed near Hoffler Creek and began to march toward Craney Island. When they arrived at the confluence of Wise's Creek and the Thoroughfare, they bombarded the American position with a 12-pounder howitzer and a six-pounder cannon along with a battery of Congreve rockets. The American 7-gun battery replied with such ferocity that, when the British realized the water at the Thoroughfare was too deep to easily cross under fire, they fell back to Hoffler Creek. Meanwhile, the British naval contingent, along with troops from the Chasseurs de Britainque (ex-French prisoners of war who had agreed to serve in the British army rather than be held in a POW camp), aboard 15 barges then  moved toward the island's eastern point.

Photos used in Video were contributed by Michele Thorton and Ann Williams.
I apologize for not naming all of the members who appear in photographs. You all will have a chance to identify yourselves at the April Associate Council when Scrapbooks will be on display.

 

VIDEO (above) FUNERAL OF HIRAM CRONK, the last surviving veteran of the War of 1812 who prior to his death in 1805 had lived in Ava, New York.

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 Video Dedication Marker Placed by Daughters 1812 at Deadman's Island Halifax 28 May 2012

'Flames Through Lewiston' 2012 Lewiston, New York. Filmed by Doreen Larson Cesari.

 

Imagine a street lined with flames and filled with chaos as dozens of Lewiston's citizens run barefoot through the night trying to escape attacks from British forces. On Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., watch Lewiston's most important day in history commemorated as citizens run for their lives while American troops fight a losing battle against an overwhelming British force.

"Flames Through Lewiston" is free to the public and will take place on Center Street (from Fourth to Fifth streets). Dozens of re-enactors dressed in period clothing will march, fight and run through the street. Spectators will watch re-enactors of American and British troops, Lewiston citizens and Tuscarora and Mohawk Natives act out their part in this infamous attack. Ten large fires will blaze down the middle of the street, while civilians run for their lives. British and American troops will battle for Lewiston, shooting muskets at each other.

An interesting twist in the event is a unique moment in American history when Native Americans rescued white settlers from a foreign attack. These Native Americans of the Tuscarora Nation saved the day, allowing time for citizens to run to safety.

Lewiston was burned to the ground and a dozen citizens were killed during the raid, which occurred on Dec. 19, 1813, during the War of 1812. Around 6 a.m., British troops seized Fort Niagara and set off a cannon in Lewiston's direction to alert awaiting British soldiers to burn down the village. With the Mohawk natives by their side, the British dominated the American troops and set fire to the village during the horrific moment in history.

Next year, on the bicentennial of the British attack, "Flames Through Lewiston" will be incorporated into the unveiling of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument. Ceremonies will be held the morning of Dec. 19, 2013.

We were honored last night to have the Tuscarora's highest chief, Sacarissa Leo Henry, take part in the Flames Through Lewiston event. Chief Henry reenacted the role of Sacarissa Solomon Longboard who led his men in rescuing Lewiston citizens exactly 199 years ago. Click on the picture to enlarge it. Chief Henry is the second from the left in this picture of the Tuscarora reenactors. (Photo courtesy of the Niagara Gazette.)

Also Please see Video of Big Sandy Creek by Clicking Here submitted by Mary Caspar, NY

Video of Battle of Sandy Creek Video Below

 

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