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SPECIAL NEWS REPORT: PORTRAITS OF JAMES AND DOLLEY MADISON UNVEILED
AT ALABAMA STATE SOCIETY CONFERENCE AT MONTEVALLO, ALABAMA


Constance Grund (on Left) shown with Alabama State President Mary Collins
Shown Here unvailing Portraits March 24, 2012 at State Meeting.
For more photos, Please scroll to the end of the Alabama Report

ALABAMA REPORT Rita Reid Chairman

State Conference: March 2011
1st. Row:: Nona Quinn, President National, Mary Collins, State Pres. and Shelby Ward
2nd.: Carolyn Drennen, Carol Strickland, Rosalie Wolfe, Sandra Wilson, Martha Stanley

National Officers:First Row L to R: Carole Thomas Third Vice-President Nationa
Ginger Apyar First Vice-President National, Nona Quinn President National
and Jo Ellen Kileen Fourth President National

Fort Mims re-enactment starts plans for War of 1812 Bicentennial

Mims, Fort, Massacre At took place on 30 August 1813 during the Creek Indian War. This "fort" was little more than a log stockade surrounding the home of Samuel Mims. The militia captain Daniel Beasley and a force of some 170 had occupied the post. In early August, the captain divided his forces among several nearby stockades, leaving only forty defenders at Mims. Beasley, a lawyer with no military knowledge, owed his position to political patronage. On 29 August 1813, he received word from two slaves that they had seen Creek Indians nearby. When a militia patrol failed to confirm the sighting, Beasley had the slaves flogged. Less than twenty-four hours later, around noon, a force of approximately one thousand Creek warriors assaulted the gates, which Beasley had left wide open, believing he could hold the fort against "any number of hostiles." The fighting and post-battle slaughter killed approximately 250 settlers. Word of the massacre became a rallying cry for regional settlers and helped seal the fate of the Creek

 

HORSESHOE BEND BULLETIN BOARD

Circulating Library Display Horseshoe Bend

 

Video Battle of Horseshoe Bend Created for Alabama Charter Chapter
by Member Linda Shabo Click Here

Other Good Sources Alabama, Georgia and Southern States Historical Sites and Events SEE
An example in Fort Mitchell near Phoenix City, Alabama

Fort Mitchell, an important post of the Creek War of 1813-1814, was built in what is now Russell County, Alabama, by troops under the command of General John Floyd. Floyd's army, marching west from Georgia was one of three forces sent by the United States to subdue the Red Stick movement in the Creek Nation. An internal civil war in the nation had spilled over to involve the white following battles at Burnt Corn and Fort Mims, Alabmaa during the summer of 1813. Named for Governor David B. Mitchell of Georgia, the original fort was a large rectangular stockade thrown up by Floyd's men as they advanced on Autossee, an important Creek village on the Tallapoosa River.

Built on a high hill overlooking the Chattahoochee River, Fort Mitchell served as a base for Floyd's movements and he returned there to allow his wounded men to recover following the successful attack on Autossee.

A second expedition against the Red Sticks was launched from Fort Mitchell in 1814, but nearly ended in disaster when desperate warriors almost overran Floyd's army at the Battle of Calabee Creek. The fort also served as a base for one of the last campaigns of the War of 1812. An expedition led by Colonel Benjamin Hawkins left Fort Mitchell in early 1815 and descended the Chattahoochee River to engage a British force positioned on the Florida line. The campaign ended without much fighting, however, when news arrived of the end of the war. The two sides met in peace and Hawkins and his men, most of whom were Creek warriors, returned to Fort Mitchell.

The military significance of the first Fort Mitchell continued though the First Seminole War of 1817-1818. Lt. Col. Duncan L. Clinch led a battalion of the 4th. Infantry Regiment down the Chattahoochee from the fort in 1816 to establish Fort Gaines on the line marking the lands given up by the Creek Nation at the Treaty of Fort Jackson. The men went on to participate in the campaign against the "Negro Fort" on the Apalachicola River during the summer of that year. Fort Mitchell was an important base during the Creek War of 1836 and becaume the starting point of the Creek Trail of Tears.


Click Here to see PROGRAMS PRESENTED BY THE ALABAMA CHARTER CHAPTER

The Jackson Trail refers to the route Jackson carved out through Alabama and contains sites associated with Jackson.  Maps showing the "Jackson Trail," his route, are available at the Archives in Montgomery. Groups (historical associations and others) who are interested in marking this route are encourged to pay for and erect historical markers along the route. Markers should be approved by the Alabama Historical Association. Because money decided whether a marker will be placed at any location
many encampments and other important places on Jackson's route have not been graced by historical markers. A number of markers, however, have and some sites which are connected with Jackson and the War of 1812 have been considered as part of the Jackson Trail. Here, this chairman refers to such as Fort Mims, site of the massacre where the Creek War began in Alabama, unless one considers the Battle of Burnt Corn. The Indian view was that the Tenesaw settlers began the war by attacking them first at Burnt Corn. We also have Fort Mitchell (see above) and Fort Williams whose history is detailed on this chairman's Alabama Trails web site. One of the first Jackson markers in Alabama was that placed "In memory of Jackson," by the Fort Williams Association. Click ,

THE JACKSON TRACE is used to refer to the route traced through the wilderness by Jackson's Army in 1814 during the Horseshoe Bend Campaign where he fought several battles in Talladega County. SEE

The graves of some of those who died in the Battle of Talladega are located in Oak Hill Cemetery (Talladega). The Daughters of the American Revolution placed a marker in Oak Hill Cemetery which lists the names of 1812 soldiers. The Rachel Jackson Chapter (Alabama Society U.S. Daughters of 1812) located a marker for the "Jackson Trace" that had been placed near Huntsville, Alabama in 1912 by the Alabama Society during the administration of Maud McLure Kelly who founded the Alabama Society U.S. Daughters of 1812. There is a tendency to confuse "The Jackson Trace" with theJackson's Military Road that was a route from Nashville, Tennessee to New Orleans, Louisiana that was begun in 1816, after the War of 1812. and named after Andrew Jackson.

Photo of Boulder Contributed by
Carol Strickland PR Chairman and President
Rachel Jackson Chapter

Pictured above the Commemorative Boulder Placed by Alabama's First Alabama Society U.S.D President Maud McLure Kelly in 1912 at Beaty's Spring
Found and Submitted by the Rachel Jackson Chapter Alabama Society. It is likely that Jackson and his men camped near here in 1813.
Jackson grouped his militia in Fayetteville, arriving in Huntsville, Alabama on October 12, 1813. Report that he and his men proceeded to
Horseshoe Bend in 1813 is inaccurate. Jackson's "army" was comprised of militia whose term of service was for only three months, and
Governor Blout of Tennessee questioned Jackson's ability to lead an army. General JamesWilkinson had been promoted to the rank of Major General
in March 1813 and given overall command. It is Wilkinson, who in spite of questions raised regarding his loyalty, that successed in leading the only successful
military operation conducted in the Mississippi Territory in 1813 by any American Army.. Wilkinson took Mobile. Jackson and the men he raised in
Tennessee were forced to return home to Tennessee. Jackson did not secure a command until the following year, 1814. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend
was fought on March 27, 1814.

Idealized Portrait of General Jackson and His Lady from the Hermitage Collection
Contributed by the Rachel Jackson Chapter

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 MORE PHOTOS OF DOLLIE AND JAMES MADISON

Member Katherine Madison Penton, a descendant of James's younger brother, William
shown here with portraits

Nancy Moore, a historical interpreter at American Village
Portrays Dollie Madison.

 

COLORADO- Report from Colleen Joyce, Chairman Colorado has only one chapter, the Major General Alexander Macolm Chapter

Web Site has listing of ANCESTORS See 8 pages. Chairman is putting this 8 page list on this web site. See Link Ancestors. List has name of 1812 amd state of service

The Colorado Society sponsosr the first floor powder room located adjacent to the library at National Headquarters.. The first need identified for the powder room was a period washstand which the Colorado daughters purchased in 2010. Other needs include curtains, period prints and hand towels

In support of the War of 1812 Bicentennial the chapter purchased books covering the era 1787 to 1815 for the Denver Public Library’s Western History and Genealogy Department.

CONNECTICUT Report from Betty Oderwald, State President.

Article from Republican-American 3 Jul 1811: Groups plan Bicentennial for Overlooked War of 1812.

Feature Article:

REMEMBERING ‘OUR SECOND WAR OF INDEPENDENCE’
Groups plan bicentennial for overlooked War of 1812
BY ALIA MALIK

REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
The United States of America declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776, but two Connecticut groups are reminding the public that it took 36 more years — and a second war — to guarantee that independence.

Close to 60 people in the state, all descended from men who served in the War of 1812, are preparing for its bicenten­nial anniversary, which will be­gin next year.

“It’s a wonderful tribute to those who helped fight our sec­ond war of independence,” said Ken Roach, president of the So­ciety of the War of 1812 in the State of Connecticut. The society, which has 32 male members, is complement­ed by 27 female members of the Connecticut State Society Unit­ed States Daughters of 1812.

The two groups work to keep the history of the war alive by preserving records, artifacts, grave sites and historic spots related to the war. Like the Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution, mem­bers of both societies must use genealogic records to prove they are descended from some­one who served in the war or was a high-level government official during that time.

Society members are hoping to get Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state legislators to host a bicentennial ceremony next year. They are planning rededication and wreath-laying ceremonies at War of 1812 monuments and graves throughout the state, a re-enactment of the wartime Hartford Convention and historical displays at the State Capitol and State Library.

BURIAL RECORDS PROJECT CONNECTICUTT

From left, Ken Roach of Windsor, Stephanie Lantiere of Watertown and Ruth Olsen of Groton look over burial records of veterans of the War of 1812 beside the memorial plaque at the Capitol in Hartford on Monday. The Daughters of the War of 1812 and the Sons of the War of 1812 were at the Capitol to raise awareness about the war's bicentennial next year. Top, this painting by Russell Buckingham, exhibited in the Connecticut River Museum, depicts the 1814 burning of the American naval fleet in Essex. The British burned 27 ships in what was the largest loss of American ships until Pearl Harbor.

Aficionados say many people they come into contact with have never heard of the War of 1812, sometimes known as "the forgotten war." The three-year conflict started June 18, 1812, when President James Madison signed a war declaration against Great Britain. The United States accused Britain of blocking American trade rights, forcing American sailors into the British navy and seizing American ships during the British conflict with France.

The most that many know of the War of 1812 is the story of the British burning down the White House, when First Lady Dolley Madison refused to flee before she rescued a portrait of George Washington. Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the War of 1812, not the Revolutionary War as many think.

"That's the goal, to set the record straight on so many little things like that," said Ida Ransom of Thompson, the registrar for the state Daughters of 1812. "I have met people who are very American, Yankees from the get-go, who didn't know there was a War of 1812." The war did not just take place farther south, society members are quick to note. Between 5,000 and 6,000 fought in the war from Connecticut, where Stonington was attacked and Essex burned. Representatives from several New England states who opposed the war convened in Hartford and proposed to secede from the country.

"It wasn't popular," said Chris Nichols of Prospect, secretary and treasurer for the men's society in the state.

Crowds jeered his ancestor, Isaac Nichols, and a group of state militiamen as they mustered in Watertown. Isaac Nichols was later involved in the defense of New London.

Sandwiched between the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War and the centennial anniversary of World War I, society members fear the War of 1812's bicentennial anniversary could be forgotten as well.

"The Civil War is going to get the press," Nichols said. "1812 is going to be a footnote."

Not that society members have anything against commemorating the other wars.

Attending the Re-Dedication ceremony at the Gunntown Cemetery
From L to R Christopher Nichols, Damien Cregeau, Timothy Jacobs, Kenneth Roach, Rev. Jerry Carroon, and Betty Oderwald.

The Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Society was held at the Milestone Inn in Naugatuck, CT. The meeting was attended by Mrs. Betty Oderwald, President of the Connecticut State Society United States Daughters of 1812. Mrs. Oderwald gave a presentation on the projects currently under way by the Daughters followed by a discussion of Connecticut's participation in the War of 1812 to include the Hartford Convention. Following the Luncheon, a Grave Re-Dedication ceremony was held at the Gunntown Cemetery in Naugatuck for Private Isaac Nichols, Connecticut State Troops, War of 1812. Private Nichols is the 4th Great Grandfather of the newly elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Connecticut Society, Christopher Nichols.

Charles Nichols and his Family
At the Rededication of his 4th. Great-Grandfather's Headstone

This chairman is indebted to Betty Oderwald. From her I have become more aware that history is complicated. The New England States had not wanted to go war against England. Once the war began, however, New England privateers challenged Britain on the high seas. I have included an account of the heroic defense of Stonington where during the War of 1812 a substantial British naval squadron attacked a small coastal village, employing more than 160 cannon and firing more than fifty tons of shells, rockets, missiles, and cannonballs against only three cannons in a makeshift fort. On August 12, 1814, having failed to do whatever it was they intended to do, the British withdrew. In The Battle of Stonington: Torpedoes, Submarines and Rockets in the War of 1812, James Tertius de Kay finds much about the encounter puzzling--that a distinguished British naval officer launched such an attack in the first place, that Stonington resisted so nervily, that so little damage was done, and so little blood shed. Still, the story of the battle was trumpeted about the nation, one of the few instances of heroism in a war largely lacking either victories or heroes.
Commentary above is quoted from "The Glorious Tenth, Stonington's Own History," by James Boylan. For more info re. See Link to 1812 State Histories under Connecticut. http://nlhistory.org/?p=1708

Betty has provided an account of a curious truce negotiated with the British commander of the blockading squadron which allowed a New England congregation to complete construction of a church. St. George's Episcopal Church in Jewett City voted to on November 17, 1814 to ask the the Governor to "signify his approbation and consent" for General Cushing to provide the means to go to the Commander of his Britanic Majesty's Squadron off New London to obtain the materials which had been ordered for the construction of the church, but had been interdicted by the blockade. The Letter is signed by Perry M. Haskell, Society Clerk and dated Jewitt City, November 18th. Governor John Cotton Smith granted the request on 22 Nov 1814.

GOOD NEWS FROM CONNECTICUTT:

CHC Supports War of 1812 Bicentennial Exhibit

February 8, 2012
By EDWARD BAKER

The Connecticut Humanities Council has announced the award of a $45,000 grant to provide funds for a bicentennial exhibit on the War of 1812 and its effects on Connecticut and the region. Scheduled to open just after Independence Day on 6 July 2012 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, the exhibit will feature items from the collections of the partners on the project – the Stonington Historical Society, Mystic Seaport Museum, the New London County Historical Society, the New London Maritime Society, and the Lyman Allyn – as well as from other museums and private collections.

“The Rockets’ Red Glare,” will focus on important local events including Commodore Stephen Decatur’s naval squadron taking refuge in the Thames River to avoid the British, the bombardment of Stonington, the raid on Essex, and the effects of the British blockade on New London and the region. The 16-star American flag that flew over the defenders of Stonington will be featured in the exhibit. Funding is also being provided by the Coby Foundation of New York which focuses its grants solely on the exhibition of important textiles such as this rare flag.

“We’ve been working on planning and funding this project for more than two years,” said project director, Edward Baker, Executive Director of the New London County Historical Society. “We’re pleased to finally get this money lined up.” An earlier Connecticut Humanities Council grant covered most of the planning for the exhibition. At the same time, the Historical Society is publishing a companion history and exhibit catalog. Historian Glenn Gordinier of Mystic Seaport is the primary author of the book, and there are nine additional contributing authors.

Fred Calabretta, Curator at Mystic Seaport and guest curator for this exhibition, is excited about this show. “We don’t often have opportunities to address naval history at Mystic Seaport, so the chance to partner with these other organizations and share naval and militia stories allows me to focus on special interests of my own.” Gordinier is also thrilled to contribute to the project, “It is almost unheard of to have five separate organizations cooperating on a project of this scope. By combining our stories and collections we have created a major exhibit that will have a huge impact.”

The Connecticut Humanities Council grant, the Coby Foundation grant and additional grants and gifts to the New London County Historical Society will pay for exhibit fabrication and installation as well as for contractors designing and constructing special exhibit mounts and framing, audio programs and graphic elements. The exhibit will open on 6 July, 2012

Cleanup At Historic Oxford Cemetery: Article from Valley Independent Sentinel submitted by Betty Oderwald

by Dorothy A. DeBisschop | Oxford Historical Society | Apr 22, 2011 1:42 pm

 

 

Contributed Photo

Contributed Photo

The tombstone of Frederick W. Hubbell in Southford cemetery notes he was a member of Company B, of the 20th Regiment. He served in that unit at Gettysburg. Photo courtesy of www.oxfordpast.net.

The Southford Cemetery Association will hold its annual spring cleanup on Saturday, April 30.

Volunteers are needed to assist in raking, removing out-dated decorations, and minor brush removal.

Association leaders and volunteers will meet at the cemetery at 9 a.m.

Volunteers are requested to bring rakes, clippers and other garden tools.

The Southford Cemetery is the burial site of nine Civil War veterans and five War of 1812 veterans.

With the current 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the coming 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, it is an especially appropriate time to remember these veterans who served our country.

The Cemetery Association likes to have the spring clean up early so that the grounds are ready for the addition of veterans’ flags for Memorial Day.

The War of 1812 is known as the “Forgotten War.” This will be the first year that the War of 1812 soldiers are so recognized. The list of the War of 1812 Soldiers was developed through the efforts of the Oxford Historical Society and the Daughters of the War of 1812.

Previously it was believed Oxford had only one War of 1812 soldier.

For Memorial Day, the David S. Miles American Legion will be adding flags for the War of 1812 soldiers, as well as the flags on the graves of veterans of other wars.

The veterans of the War of 1812 buried in Southford Cemetery are, Private Austin Hine, Captain Japhet Curtis, Captain Hezekiah C. Peck, Sgt. Erastus Curtis. and Corporal Lyman Stiles.

The Civil War Veterans buried in Southford Cemetery include George B. Benham, Joseph H. Benham,Legrand E. Booth, John G. Bronson, Newell Clark, Harmon T. Edwards, Charles Height, Franklin E. Hubbell, and Frederick W. Hubbell.

ARTICLE FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL January 25, 2012

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FLORIDA -Report from Wing Sigler, President of the Lake of Lakes Chapter, Leesburg Florida. This chapter, which is the only Florida chapter that reported this year had some very good programs and a very nice web site that is worth a look. See


GEORGIA Report from Rebecca M. West, State Chairman Public Relations who notes a "tremendous upswing in the reporting of publicity in the 2011 reporting year."Unfortunately, although three chapters: General John Clarke, General John Baytop Scott and Sergeant Benjamin Exum reported a total of 100 column inches of publicity articles published in Georgia newspapers, this chairman did not receive copies of the actual articles that were published for the Scrap Book and has no idea what the articles were about or where and when (date) they were published.

Chairman West is herself an excellent publicist, as also is Susan Lemensis, Georgia's Honorary State President. I quote from Chairman West's report:
Rebecca West sent Letters to the Editor to newspapers throughout the state of Georgia. Each of her letters concentrated on a topic relating to the War of 1812:The Appling Sword Campaign, The Star Spangled Banner and the origin of Uncle Sam. Several of her letters were published in newspapers. Chairman West is to be congratulated for creating effective narrative features that focused attention on U.S. Daughters of 1812. Included is an example of her essay entitled: Yes, There Really Was an "Uncle Sam."Whereas some of our members may be familiar with this story, Chairman West has converted it into an effective propaganda tool.

Yes, There Really Was an "Uncle Sam".


Many people are surprised to learn that "Uncle Sam," most famously depicted on a recruiting poster for the U. S. Army, was a real person. He was Samuel Wilson.
.According to family Bible records, Samuel Wilson was born September 13, 1766, in Old Menotomy (now Arlington), Massachusetts, the fourth son in a family of 13 children. Samuel was going on nine years of age on April 18, 1775, when Paul Revere rode down the Medford Road and past the Wilson farm toward Lexington, warning the locals that the British troops were on the march. The next day, a convoy of supplies sent by British Lord Percy took a wrong turn and was captured by the old men of Menotomy, who hid the wagons on the Wilson land and shared the unexpected bounty. Young Samuel witnessed these events, which undoubtedly made a strong impression on him. After the American Revolution, the Wilson family moved to New Hampshire. In 1789 Sam and his brother Ebenezer decided that they would travel to Troy, New York to set up a brick-making business. From relatives and passing travelers they learned of this thriving community and hoped to make their fortunes there. In 1793 the brothers began a meat-packing business, and before long they were slaughtering up to 150 head of cattle a day. By the time the War of 1812 was being fouhgt in earnest, the Wilson brothers had an extensive meat-packing business employing more than 100 men and slaughtering almost 1,000 head of cattle per week. The Wilson brothers received a governnment contract for 11 months to supply 2,000 barrels of prime pork and 3,000 barrels of prime beef, "all to be packed in full bound barrels of white oak." The governmnet order was so large that the Wilson brothers had to open their own cooperage to make the oak barrels. At his juncture, Sam was appointed a meat inspector. After inspection, each barrel was stamped "U.S., the abbreviation for "United States." According to one legend a contingent of British troops captured a shipment of meat and oe soldier asked the meatpacker what the "U.S." stood for and the man replied, "Oh, that just stands for Uncle Sam. We always put his name on." Because of his large commercial enterprise, everyone in Troy knew him, and within a short time everything that belonged to the federal governmnet carried the sobriquet: " Uncle Sam's wagons," "Uncle Sam's payroll," Uncle Sam's military," and so on. Periodicals from 1814 are full of such references. Samuel Wilson died in Troy on July 31, 1854. He was buried the next day in Mount Ida Cemetery, but his body was later removed to Oakwood Cemetery in that city. A photograph taken of him late in life does show him with white hair and a small goatee, but not exactly as portrayed by James Montgomery Flagg in the recruitment poster. Nevertheless, " Uncle Sam" has been an integral part of our national identity for almost 200 years.

The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and to preserving and increasing knowledge of history of the American people- specifically from the close of the American Revolution to the close of the War of 1812 (1784-1815). The members of the Georgia Society encourage you to learn more about the War of 1812, America's "Second War of Independence." To learn more about our organization, visit
www.usdaughters1812.org. Submitted by Rebecca M. West, State of Georgia Chairman Public Relations.

THE APPLING SWORD CAMPAIGN

Susan Lemensis Speaker and Fundraiser
Here shown speaking to the Alabama Charter Chapter, Birmingham, AL
Left to Right: Carolyn Drennen, Chapter President, Susan Lemensis, and Linda Shabo, First-Vice.

Susan Lemensis and Dianne Cannestra have since this chairman began reporting carried the Appling Sword Campaign to a successful conclusion, having raised the $100,000 needed to buy back the sword from a private dealer. For more information about Daniel Appling and the Appling Sword Camapaign SEE For a picture of this lovely sword.

Daniel Appling Sword Project- Georgia Daughters of 1812 raised funds to to purchase the Appling Sword from a private antique dealer and place it in the Georgia Capitol Museum. The Appling Sword, an elaborate ceremonial sword, was purchased by the Georgia General Assembly in 1814 to be presented to Daniel Appling, a hero of the War of 1812. Appling, however, died before the sword could be presented and the sword subsequently was lost after it was made part of an exhibition intended to celebrate the 300th. anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. FOR LATEST NEWS APPLING SWORD, SEE LINK ANNOUCEMENTS 2012.

Daniel Appling is known as Georgia's most prominent soldier in the War of 1812. His reputation stems from an action at the Battle of Sandy Creek on Lake Ontario in upstate New York in 1814. There Appling's command of around 130 riflemen and a similar number of Oneida Indians ambushed and force of 200 British marines and prevented them from seizing naval stores and guns that the American navy was moving by boat to Sackets Harbor. He later distinguished himself in the Battle for Plattsburgh, New York. He was born in 1787 in Columbia County and died in 1817. Current research indicates that he died in Georgia on March 5, 1817.

Georgia reported four grave markings: Barnabus Arthur and Thomas Taylor, Pickens County, Georgia, Real Daughter Laurette Bates Hulsey, Hall County, Georgia and William Thames, Clayton County, Georgia by the General John Floyd Chapter. Information submitted by Elaine Thames, a descendant, at the request of Betty Harrah, General Floyd Chapter. Report includes details of William Thames service who was born in Cumberland County, NC who served with his brothers Thomas Jefferson Thames and Samuel Thames. He was discharged from service 8 March, 1815 at Darien, Georgia, having served in Captain Cyrus White's Company of Georgia militia. He married twice, the second time when he was 76 years of age to Susan Weaver who was only 32 years of age when they married. He and Susan Weaver had three children together, one of these being Susan Camilla Thames Seymour whose grave was marked by members of her General John Floyd Chapter.

 

Photo of General John Floyd Chapter Members at Marking William Thames
Clayton County, Georgia 24th September, 2011
Center of Photo (aqua suit) State President Dianne Cannestra
Photos courtesy of General John Floyd Chapter
Elaine and Betty Harrah

Bagpipers at William Thames Marking
Photo Courtesy of Elaine Thames

ILLINOIS Report from Kathleen E. Haas

Carole Clements Wylder, State President, Nona Thompson Quinn, President National
& Jim DeGroff, State Vice President Illinois Society of 1812 at the State Council in
Decatur, March 5, 2011

During the state meeting in Springfield on March 10, 2011, State President Carole Wylder presented the Spirit of 1812 Award to William (Bill) Wilson. Mr. Wilson is an avid scholar of the War of 1812 era. He was the catalyst in the reconstruction of Hill's Fort in Greenville. He has authored books on Illinois forts and is a sought-after speaker about events of that era. Wilson serves as Chairman of the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, president of the Hill's Fort Society. He is a member of the Illinois Society of the War of 1812.

Grave Markings: The Sagamon River Chapter marked the graves of Bailey Gough and Samuel Ashmore and the Kaskaskia Chapter marked the grave of Isham Reavis. The Illinois U.S.D. 1812 participated in a grave marking conducted by the Illinois Society War of 1812 for Ancil Cox, Andrew Sample, David Sample and Richard Wood at the Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Morgan County, Illinois.

Grave marking ceremony honoring Samuel Ashmore
held on Saturday, July 16, 2011
Berry Cemetery, Oakland, Illinois

Carole Wylder and Mary Barringer attended the grave marking
ceremony honoring Ancil Cox, Andrew Sample, David Sample, and Richrd Wood
at Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Morgan County, Illinois on May 6, 2011

For Web Site: Illinois Society U.S.D. of 1812 CLICK Here

For Kaskaskia Chapter Web Site: CLICK

Members of the Kaskaskia Chapter and descendants of Isham Reavis are shown at the gravemarking ceremony held on September 11, 2011 at Old Edwards Cemetery,
Fayette County, Illinois. Isham Reavis was born in Surry Co., N.C. in 1779. He died in Bond Co., IL on September 24, 1844. Reavis, the son of Henry Reavis and Poly Bickerstaff, married first Mary Reavis and second Nancy Rhodes.



His descendants:: Cynthia A., Elizabeth, Priscilla, Elisabeth Delilah, Amanda Melvina Fitzallen, Zachary Taylor, Ewing H., Hiram Wilbulrton, Isham Terrill, Mathilda, and Jonas Rhodes Reavis.

Kaskaskia Chapter members Lola DeGroff and Jessie Maas
attended the gravemarking for Bailey Gough at the Hardin Cemetery
in Greene County on April 30, 2011

The Kaskaskia Chapter and the Illinois Society War of 1812
held a flag day program in front of the Bond County Court House
on Flag Day, June 14, 2011

From Kaskaskia Web Site

Did you know that there were at least 94 known different Forts and blockhouses scattered across the southern part of the Illinois Territory that were active as shelters for the duration of the war? In Greenville, Illinois, where our chapter is located, we are fortunate to be associated with the local Hills Fort.   http://fortsofillinois.org/  Historic Blockhouse being reconstructed CLICK HERE For more information and photos of these.

The Hill's Fort Society is a federal non-profit historic corporation. The American Farm Heritage Museum near Greenville, Illinois (map) has offered land on their site for the reconstruction of Hill's Fort. A cabin was the first building constructed, and the blockhouse such as it would have looked around the time of the War of 1812 is nearly complete. A smaller cabin and palisade walls are next. The Hill's Fort Society mission is to collect, preserve, and share an important part of our nations' history. As a federal non-profit historic corporation, we focus on the history of Bond County and Early Illinois, as well as the Forts of Illinois.Hills Fort played an important part in the opening of the Northwest Territory, making the fort a significant part of our heritage.

The British made alliances with various Indian tribes encouraging and supporting attacks on settlers. The increasing hostilities on the vast frontier were a leading cause of the War of 1812 with Great Britain, lasting until February of 1815.

With expansion of the settlements in the Illinois Country it became necessary to build a string of forts to serve as military stations to protect the scattered settlers from Indian attacks. Three forts were built in Bond County: Jones, Lindley, and Hill's Fort.

Hill's Fort may have been built as early as 1806 at the time of settler arrival. Records indicate that it was in existence in 1808. The fort location appears on an 1808 survey map by Capt. Isaac Hill, leader of a team commissioned by Thomas Jefferson to survey the Illinois Territory. The fort consisted of a blockhouse and stockade enclosing two cabins.

Three separate Indian attacks are associated with Hill's Fort. June 2, 1811, the Cox family cabin north of Pocahontas was attacked, with one child killed and one kidnapped. In August 1812, Henry Cox and his son were killed at their cabin site on Beaver Creek. On September 9, 1814, thirteen Rangers and civilians were bush-wacked outside the fort. Four were killed and three injured.

CLICK Here Illinois War of 1812 Society

Brave sons of the West,
the blood in your veins
At danger's approach waited not for persuaders;
You rushed from your mountains, your hills, and your plains,
And followed your streams to repel the invaders.

INDIANA

Report by Edith Harper Key, State Public Relations Chairman. Newspaper Publicity, included newspaper articles with her report. Click Here Grave Markings and Here for Jonathan Jennings Chapter web site

See Also: Bicentennial Web Site with Educational Resources for School Children, University of Indiana
Vigo County (Four Star Web Site)****
For Grades 3-5:

.For Grades 6-8:

The Battle of the Mississinewa, also known as Mississineway, was an expedition ordered by William Henry Harrison against Miami Indian villages in response to the attacks on Fort Wayne and Fort Harrison in the Indiana Territory. The battle is significant as the first American victory in the War of 1812. The site is near the city of Marion, Indiana.

Today, the location is the site of Mississinewa 1812, the largest War of 1812 reenactment in the United States, which is held every October. The annual festival draws thousands of visitors from all over the world. In 2004, a large memorial was unveiled and is currently on display near the Mississinewa River in downtown Marion.

 

 

KENTUCKY

Report from Ruth Korseborn, State President and Public Relations Chairman

Participated in Placement of Highway Marker at General Frederick Geiger's home in Linden Hill, Kentuck. Including Article from September 14, 1811 Courier Journal

Martha Elson | The Courier-Journal
The Courier Journal
September 14, 2011 ET
Bill Geiger recalls riding by the site of the historic Linden Hill home on Frankfort Av­enue in Butchertown many times on his way downtown with his fam­ily decades ago.
In lat­er years, he heard about the exis­tence of the home of a dis­tant an­ces­tral grandfa­ther, Col. Fred­erick Geiger, but only found out re­cently that it was Linden Hill.
"I knew it was on Frankfort Av­enue, but I had no idea where," Geiger said.
Geiger, who now lives in Florida and spends summers at a fam­ily farm in New Cas­tle in Henry County, made the connection to Linden Hill af­ter learning through his son in Georgia about a cer­emo­ny at noon Sat­urday to ded­icate a state high­way histor­ical marker in front of the home at 1607 Frankfort Av­enue.
The event information had been publicized on Facebook, which has a page ded­icated to Geiger de­scendents.
Bill Geiger talked about discovering the home re­cently while vis­iting Jim Seg­rest, who has owned it for 20 years. Geiger and his son, Craig, who lives in Macon, Ga., will at­tend the marker ded­ication.
The marker, sponsored by the Butchertown Heritage Fund, will hon­or Fred­erick Geiger, who pur­chased Linden Hill, a mill and 8,000 acres in 1799. He was a Rev­olution­ary War vet­eran from Mary­land who owned and op­erated a public ferry to South­ern Indiana while living at Linden Hill.
Built by it first owner,Henry Fait Linden , in 1796, Linden Hill is the old­est house in Butchertown and one of the old­est in the country, Seg­rest said. It was constructed only four years af­ter Locust Grove, off Blankenbaker Lane near Indian Hills.
Fred­erick Geiger, who died in 1832 and is buried at Cave Hill Ceme­tery, came to Butchertown from Middletown and helped ex­tend roads in both places, Seg­rest said.
Segrest has spent years learning about Fred­erick Geiger and the history of the house, also home to Geiger's wife, Anna Funk Geiger. He has had help in the past year from Lynn Renau of Windy Hills, au­thor of "So Close from Home: The Legacy of Brownsboro Road," and oth­ers.
"All of these people are just surfac­ing that have connections to the house," said Seg­rest, a longtime preservation­ist and for­mer pres­ident of the Butchertown Neighbor­hood As­sociation.
Seg­rest bought the home from an aunt of State Rep. Addia Wuchner of Flo­rence, in Boone County, who also will be at the marker ded­ication with oth­er fam­ily members from as far away as California.
Wuchner spent week­ends and summers at Linden Hill with her great grandmoth­er and lived in an apartment there when she was first married. The home was in her famly for nearly 50 years, and, "I re­alize how important this house has always been for our fam­ily," she said in a phone inter­view.

KENTUCKY BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION for More Information Click Here Ruth Korzeborn is one of 18 Kentuckians serving on the Kentucky Bicentennial Commission under Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear

The Kentucky Historical Society is the administrative agency for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an 18-member body established by the Kentucky legislature in 2010.

Why should Kentucky commemorate the War of 1812, a forgotten conflict that lasted from 1812 until 1815? The answers are found in several themes and outcomes approved by the Commission:

Commission Interpretive Themes

Kentucky's Sacrifice: approximately 60 percent of the war's total casualties were Kentuckians. Kentucky suffered more casualties than any other state combined. Furthermore, nearly 25,000 Kentuckians, about one in six, had some type of military service. Therefore, the war also greatly impacted the Kentucky home front.

Political Proving Ground: The War of 1812 was a proving ground for many of the state's future political leaders, and military experience helped multiple governors, legislators and other leaders attain higher office.

Forging the identity of Kentucky and the nation: the War of 1812 was the first major event after Kentucky's statehood that coalesced Kentucky's identity. The war also placed a national focus on Kentuckians, who were influential soldiers and political leaders during the conflict. Also, as the "Second American Revolution," the War of 1812 provided a national identity for the United States, as evidenced by the "Star Spangled Banner." Kentuckians played a key role in creating this national identity.

Commission Outcomes:

Raise awareness about Kentucky's impact on the War of 1812, and the impact of the war on Kentucky. Highlight to modern residents the massive number of Kentucky casualties, Kentuckians' contributions to major battles and campaigns, the war's impact on the Kentucky home front, and the war's role as a proving ground for Kentucky's early nineteenth century leaders. Ensure a broad commemoration that includes both history and the humanities, notably music from the period.

Assist sites in discovering their War of 1812 story. Help local history organizations, including early 19th century house museums and local historical societies, determine how the War of 1812 impacted their sites and communities.

Encourage statewide programming. Work with local history organizations, civic groups and public libraries to encourage educational programming related to the War of 1812. Help communities preserve, interpret and promote their own local history related to the conflict, and encourage Kentucky teachers to add War of 1812 programming to their Kentucky history or social studies classes.

Ruth Korzenborn submitted an article entitled "The Butler's of Kentucky and the War of 1812," written by Evelyn M Welch which was published in the Feb 2012
issue of our the 1812 Newsletter. William Orlando Butler, who fought in the Battle of the Raisin (War of 1812), served in the U.S. Congress, ran unsuccessfully for Vice-President on a Democratic ticket headed by Lewis Cass in the Election of 1848. Butler raised a company which fought in the Mexican War. A state park is Kentucky was named in his honor.

War of 1812 Bicentennial

The Kentucky War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

The Kentucky Historical Society is the administrative agency for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an 18-member body established by the Kentucky legislature in 2010.

Why should Kentucky commemorate the War of 1812, a forgotten conflict that lasted from 1812 until 1815? The answers are found in several themes and outcomes approved by the Commission:

Commission Outcomes:

Raise awareness about Kentucky's impact on the War of 1812, and the impact of the war on Kentucky. Highlight to modern residents the massive number of Kentucky casualties, Kentuckians' contributions to major battles and campaigns, the war's impact on the Kentucky home front, and the war's role as a proving ground for Kentucky's early nineteenth century leaders. Ensure a broad commemoration that includes both history and the humanities, notably music from the period.

Assist sites in discovering their War of 1812 story. Help local history organizations, including early 19th century house museums and local historical societies, determine how the War of 1812 impacted their sites and communities.

Encourage statewide programming. Work with local history organizations, civic groups and public libraries to encourage educational programming related to the War of 1812. Help communities preserve, interpret and promote their own local history related to the conflict, and encourage Kentucky teachers to add War of 1812 programming to their Kentucky history or social studies classes.

Recognize the role that Native Americans and African Americans played during the War of 1812, including the Native American soldiers and companies of runaway slaves who fought with Kentucky regiments during the conflict.

Plans and Activities

Following these themes and outcomes, the Kentucky Historical Society, the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and our many partners hope to plan an array of commemorative activities, including recognizing the more than 30 Kentucky counties named for War of 1812 casualties and veterans. The Commission also hopes to complete key heritage tourism initiatives, including working with Kentucky sites that have War of 1812 connections and highlighting the state historical markers that pertain to the war. We also are planning educational programs and outreach initiatives to educate Kentuckians about the commonwealth's importance during this oft-forgotten conflict.


Commission Members

The 18 members of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and the agencies or organizations they represent include:

Kent Whitworth, Chair, Kentucky Historical Society
John Trowbridge, Vice-Chair, at-large appointee
Rep. Tanya Pullin, Kentucky House of Representatives
Rep. Steve Riggs, Kentucky House of Representatives
Sen. Jimmy Higdon, Kentucky Senate
Sen.Tom Buford, Kentucky Senate
Adj. Gen. Edward Tonini, Kentucky Adjutant General
Karl Lietzenmayer, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Secretary Marcheta Sparrow, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
Ruth Korzenborn, Kentucky Historical Society
Roger Stapleton, Kentucky Heritage Council
The Rev. Kilen Gray, Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission
Mike Presnell, Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission
Virginia Carter, Kentucky Humanities Council
Dorothy A. Ledger, at-large appointee
Justice Bill Cunningham, at-large appointee
Matthew Bailey, at-large appointee
Lewis N. "Nicky" Hughes, at-large appointee



.MARYLAND

On June 14, 2010, the Maryland Motor Vehicles Administration (MVA) released a new Star-Spangled themed standard issued license plate for all passenger, trucks, and multipurpose vehicles.

What is the image on the plate?

 

The Star-Spangled Banner flying over the ramparts of Fort McHenry today.

The image of new standard license plate features the 15-stripe, 15-star, Star-Spangled Banner flying over the ramparts of Fort McHenry as “bombs burst in air.”

The image is meant to represent two things: first, the 25-hour British bombardment of the fort during the Battle of Baltimore in September 1814; second, a celebratory bicentennial commemoration of the Star-Spangled Banner featuring with fireworks over Fort McHenry. Learn more about the Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812 in Maryland on our Star-Spangled History page. Click Here to see Star Spangled Maryland 200 Bicentennial web site and get information on the Maryland's Star-Spangled Banner National Heritage Trail.

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Charles County, Maryland High School Students from La Plata High School
who produced a video: The War of 1812 in Charles County's Backyard
Shown L to R: Matthew Bellerose,, Casey Gaskins,Christopher Cheney,
Jennifer Munoz, Jonathan Teeney, and Geoffrey Hammersley

Below is Certificate Presented to the Virginia Houck Holloway Chapter of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 for
Producing the Historical Video: The War of 1812 in Charles County's Backyard: A Virtual Tour

 

 

Mary Pat Berry, a representative of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 Hollway Chapter, played a key role in the production of the Video, The War of 1812 in Charles County's Backyard and in securing funding for this historical project. The video is being made available to schools, libraries and historical societies and organizations by the Holloway Chapter of the Maryland Society U.S. Daughters of 1812. The National Park Service Visitors Center at THE WHITE HOUSE requested a copy.

. For more information about this video you may contact the Holloway Chapter or Linda Shabo Public Relations Chairman National of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 by
Emailing. For an article on Historical sites in Charles County, War of 1812, Check here.The Video includes a time line chronology: On the 15th. of June, 1814, the British raid Benedict. Five days later a skirmish between British and local militia concludes with the British being repulsed. The following day, on June 21st. a second British raid was successfully driven off by Maryland militia. On the 20th. of July, Port Tobacco briefly serves as a forward based of operations of the U.S. Navy. On the 26th. of July British Brigadier General William H. Winder visited Port Tobacco while scouting out possible encampment sites. In August Chapel Point serves as a U.S. Navy observation post. On August 23-24th. the British land at Benedict for a third time. From there the British began their march from Benedict to Washington, encamping at Patuxent City and Maxwell Hall. British dragoons are placed every twelve miles between Aquasco Mills and Washington. On August 24th. British Rear Admiral Cockburn fought a series of engagement on the Patuxent River against U.S. Commodore Joshua Barney's flotilla of gunboats. August 24th. the British burned much of Washington, D.C. including the White House. On August 29th. and 30th, the British forces returned to Benedict and reboarded their ships. September 5th. and 6th. a skirmish took place at Indian Head. September 13th and 14th., The British Navy bombarded Fort McHenry in Baltimore. September 14th. Francis Scott Key write " Defnese of Fort M'Henry later known as the "Star Spangled Banner." Septembe 15th., the British forces retreated from Baltimore.


MARYLAND HAS AN EXCELLENT STATE WEB SITE WHICH INCLUDES MANY USEFUL LINKS AND ANCESTOR INFORMATION CLICK HERE

 

  MISSISSIPPI

Report Submitted by Chairman Sarah Few Hallum (Mrs. Thomas W) who reported that the
Solomon Magee Chapter distributed copies of the 1812 Brochure to schools

MHS Meeting Theme “War of 1812”

The Yazoo County Historical Society received the MHS 2011 Frank E. Everett Award for its outstanding contributions to the preservation and interpretation of Mississippi history. MHS awards committee chair William Parrish (left) presented the award to YCHS secretary-treasurer Sue Patterson, vice president John E. Ellzey, and president Bettye Crout.

The 2012 meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society will be held March 1–3 in Columbus on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The theme of the meeting will be the bicentennial of the War of 1812, and presentations will examine the battle for the southern frontier, Mississippi’s American Indians, the Natchez Trace, and local history projects.

A public reception at the historic Greek Revival townhouse Whitehall will begin the meeting on Thursday, March 1 at 5 p.m. On Friday evening, March 2, author Robert V. Haynes will give the banquet address, “‘Some Dark Mysterious Business’: Aaron Burr in Mississippi Territory” Haynes’ book The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier, 1795-1817 won the society’s McLemore Prize for book of the year in 2010. The work traces the development and expansion of the Mississippi Territory through the political and diplomatic events of the times, including the arrest of the traitor Aaron Burr and the bloody Creek War. Haynes, a retired professor of history at Western Kentucky University, lives in Bowling Green.

Mississippi State President and Public Relations Chairman, Sarah Few Hallum, reported all chapters were urged to have at least one program on the War of 1812. Solomon Magee reported one program: "Francis Scott Key, Ancestry and Biographical Sketch Including Key's Activities in the War of 1812. Pushmataha reported two: the DVD of St Michael's and All Angel's Church and a program on Andrew Jackson. Solomon Magee has distributed our Publicity Circular to several schools.

Commemorate Events: Natchez Trace Association Click Here

MINNESOTA
Report from Roberta Everling, State President.

Grave Marking Asa Brown in the Minneapolis Soldiers and Pioneers Cemetery. Annoucement printed in the ALLEY NEWSPAPER with date 27 April 2011

The Daughters of the War of 1812 will place a new marker for Asa Clark Brown, one of three confirmed War of 1812 veterans buried in Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. The other two veterans, James N. Glover was honored in 2010 and Walter P. Carpenter, will be honored in 2012. John Carpenter, Walter’s brother, may well turn out to be a War of 1812 veteran as well. If that turns out to be the case, four of the approximately 200 War of 1812 veterans known to have died in Minnesota will have been buried in Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery.

 

See Link here to Friends of Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Site includes link to those buried in cemetery and biography of Asa Clark Brown

SOURCE MINNESOTA WAR OF 1812 VETERANS BURIED IN MINNESOTA: Click Here Arthur L. Finnell "Known War of 1812 Veterans Buried in Minnesota Includes Biographic Info including wives and service.

The Minnesota Society published two articles about State Activities in the U.S.D. News-Letter, February 2011 and October 2011.

NEW YORK BEST WEB SITE AGAIN! 2012-2013

Includes:

New This Year, 2012-13: Educational Resources: Bicentennial Minutes, War of 1812 Quiz,
Mudballers Legend, War of 1812 Puzzle, Fort Niagara's Flag, Lewiston Burned, Bicentennial Links, War of 1812 POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS, War of 1812 Time-Line


2011-2012 STATE OF NEW YORK Winner

1st. Place New Category
Communication-Getting the Word Out.

The New York site also includes a List of Ancestors and another of List of 1812 soldiers buried in New York State.

 


 

Flag Fort Mchenry

Photo of Fort McHenry added

 

NEW YORK
Report from State President Mary Casper
BEST REPORT CATEGORY

REPORT OF STATE PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN

Name of Chairman filling this report: Mary Raye Casper, State President.

State of NY Society’s received r a grant to host a War of 1812 lecture in North Syracuse, NY on June 7, 2012. Mary Casper just received the notification that their application had been approved on March 16, 2012. More information available under Announcements on this site.

New York Public Relations Reports

  1. Your state: New York
  1. Names of 1812 chapters in your state:

 

General Jacob Brown     Major George Armistead        Niagara Frontier      Southern Tier                        New York City                         Onondaga 
Whitney-Hungerford

  1. Names of 1812 chapters which sent you reports:

 

General Jacob Brown     Major George Armistead        Niagara Frontier      Southern Tier                        New York City                         Onondaga 
Whitney-Hungerford

  1. Names of 1812 chapters which have sent you newspaper clippings about 1812 activities: 

 

Onondaga, General Jacob Brown, New York City, Niagara Frontier,
General Jacob Brown

 

8. Did any chapter in your state copy the Publicity Information Circular featured on the
National Web Site?  YES

      Onondaga Chapter – 40 copies, NY State Fair, Syracuse
20 copies, Onondaga Public Library, Syracuse
20 copies, SAR 107th Annual Heritage Luncheon, Syracuse

 

9. Did any of the chapters in your state make use of Spot announcements for patriotic
observances? If so, which chapters and what did they do?
The State of NY Society was recognized in several announcements and newspapers both on-line and printed for the participation of the State of NY Society President in the “Flames Through Lewiston” re-enactment of the Burning of the Town of Lewiston by the British in 1813.  Along with the Mayor of Lewiston, the local State Assemblyman, and a Niagara County Legislator, U.S.D of 1812 State of New York Society President, Mary Raye Casper, had the distinct honor of giving some brief opening remarks prior to the start of the reenactment.
10. Did any of the chapters in your state take part in grave markings and/or commemorate observances at any historical sites?    YES     If so which?

  1. The State of NY Society held a Wreath Laying Ceremony on May 6, 2011 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Auburn, NY.  The Korean War Veterans Association Cayuga County Chapter 296 served as the Color Guard with Steven Hodge playing Taps.  The ceremony was held to honor American, British, Canadian, and First Nations soldiers that died in the War of 1812.  White carnations were also placed at the War of 1812 memorial stone in the park for the War of 1812 ancestors of the Daughters of 1812 attending the ceremony.  Guests also had the opportunity to place a flower at the stone for their War of 1812 ancestor.  (Please see our article on page 41 of the February 2012 News-Letter.)  A letter was received by Onondaga Chapter President, Sarah More, from Christopher Sandamas, The Chief Clerk to the Queen of England, HRH Elizabeth II, in regard to the occasion of the 116th State Council and the Wreath Laying Ceremony.

 

  1.  State of NY Society President Mary Raye Casper was a speaker at the June 18, 2011 “Battle of Sodus Point” Mural Dedication at Sodus Point, NY.

 

  1. The State of NY Society held a Grave Marking Service in memory of Honorary State of NY Society President, Hallie Sweeting, on August 11, 2011 at the Springbrook Cemetery, Town of Sterling, NY.
  1. The Major George Armistead Chapter President and Treasurer participated in a processional parade carrying the Daughters of 1812 Banner at the Rubena Hyde Walworth Monument Dedication Ceremony in Saratoga Springs.

 

  1. Four members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter, one Junior Member, and the State of NY Society President attended the December 17, 2011 commemorate event of the “Flames Through Lewiston”, a re-enactment of the burning of Lewiston by the British on December 19, 1813.
  1. Anne Davis of the General Jacob Brown Chapter, prospective member Marilyn Halstead, and Linda Larkin of Onondaga Chapter, participated in the “Honor Our Veterans” Ceremony at the Adams State Road Cemetery, Adams, NY, on July 23, 2011.

 

  1. Linda Larkin of Onondaga Chapter marched in the May 28, 2011 Memorial Day Parade in Waterloo, NY – Birthplace of Memorial Day.
  1. Mary Raye Casper of Onondaga Chapter attended the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade in Marcellus, NY.

 

  1. Anne Davis, Gen. Jacob Brown Chapter and State Chairman of Grave Markings & Locations for 1812 Servicemen, represented the General Jacob Brown Chapter on August 23rd at a re-dedication of the Honeyville Cemetery, Adams Center, NY, presenting a $50 check on behalf of the Chapter for restoration efforts in the cemetery.
  1. The New York City Chapter made a $25 contribution to the Sons of the American Revolution in June as one of the sponsors of the NYC Flag Day parade.

 

  1. The General Jacob Brown Chapter has been preparing for the upcoming Bicentennial Commemorative. Beverly Sterling-Affinati, State Bicentennial Chairman, has been in touch with the historic sites in New York State, looking for all currently schedule events she may share with U.S. Daughters of 1812 throughout 2012-15. All New York State Daughters have been provided access to that schedule through their Chapter President. 
  1. During Sackets Harbor’s, “War of 1812 Weekend” July 30th & 31st, Beverly K. Sterling-Affinati & Anne Davis of the General Jacob Brown Chapter served as docents at the Commandant’s House located on the Sackets Harbor Battlefield.  Throughout the month of December, several chapter members helped with the Sackets Harbor Battlefield’s “Commandants Christmas” for second graders. The Historic Site annually offers "The Commandant's Christmas," a curriculum-based learning experience for second grades that features period appropriate stories, music, a craft, food, and toys & games. This year, local students from 7 different area schools learned about Christmas traditions in the mid-19th century in Northern NY.

 

  1. General Jacob Brown Chapter members worked on the restoration of two cemeteries this summer, the Muskalonge Cemetery, Town of Hounsfield, and the Hogsback Cemetery in Martinsburg, Lewis County, NY.   Bette Lathan is working on a grant to help raise money to build a fence around the Hogsback Cemetery in Martinsburg.  Vice President Anne Davis also assisted with the grave marking of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 patriot, Ebenezer Allen, Sr., August 7th at 3:00 pm., at the Muskalonge Cemetery with Friends Group members and Town of Hounsfield Supervisor, Timothy Scee.  Ebenezer Allen, Sr., was known as Hounsfield’s local “Paul Revere” during the War of 1812.
  1. The Whitney-Hungerford Chapter gave a presentation about Veteran's Day to Boy Scout Pack 37, Mannsville Elementary School, Mannsville, NY. The Chapter also presented Veterans with small gifts, books, puzzles and handmade cards to celebrate Veteran's day and honor their service through the Wounded Warriors program, Fort Drum, NY Nov. 2011. This was done in cooperation with Boy Scout Pack 37 of Adams, NY.

 

  1. The State of NY Society’s 116th State Council was held on May 7, 2011.  The State Society’s 119th anniversary was recognized.  Also, a Memorial Call To Remembrance was held to remember and honor five deceased State Society members and one Honorary President National.
  1. Beverly Sterling-Affinati of the General Jacob Brown Chapter purchased a BICENTENNIAL BANNER honoring Col. John Mills that will be displayed in the Village of Sackets Harbor during the Bicentennial years.  Beverly sponsored the banner both under her business name (HarborSide Services) and the U.S.D. of 1812.  Col. Mills commanded the Albany Artillery Republican (also known as the Albany Vol's, in which her fourth-removed grandfather, Robert Storing [Staring] served.

Image Courtesy of the NYS Military Museum

 

11. Did chapters in your state have programs on any aspect of the War of 1812?  YES  If so, which?

STATE OF NY SOCIETY – May 7, 2011 State Council program by Ronald Dale of Parks Canada on “Disputed Victory: Did anyone win the War of 1812”
GENERAL JACOB BROWN CHAPTER -

  1. Dr. Timothy Abel, archaeologist, gave a presentation on his work and archaeological findings in the local area. Having researched primarily the War of 1812 in that village, Dr. Abel’s expertise offered the Daughters an insightful look into his work, how it tied to the village’s past and other types of historical research, as well as the effects of the war there.
  1. Dr. Gary Gibson, distinguished historian who also specializes in the War of 1812, gave Daughters of the General Jacob Brown Chapter (including NYS President, Mary Raye Casper), a tour of the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site with special emphasis on the second battle which took place there.

 

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER –

  1. On December 7, the Chapter met at the Down Town Association for a program by Barbara Negron on her ancestor, Benjamin Wood. Benjamin was a silversmith by trade, and during the War of 1812, formed his own New York City militia and was raised to the rank of Captain. Barbara had the original the document, signed by both James Madison and James Monroe, appointing Benjamin to the rank of Captain. A silver spoon crafted by Captain Wood was shown by the speaker during the presentation.
  1. On March 8 the Chapter met at the Three West Club.  Richard Stuart presented a program on the “Secret and Not So Secret Weapons Used During the War of 1812.”

 

  1. In May, Dr. Samuel Watson, the nineteenth-century American military history specialist in the History Department at West Point gave a program on Brigadier General Winfield Scott.

NIAGARA FRONTIER CHAPTER –

  1. In March, 2011, the program was “Ring the Bells for 1812.” presented by State of New York Society Vice President, Jan Johnpier.

 

  1. In June, 2011, the program was “War of 1812 Ancestor Reports.”, presented by each chapter member, that was in attendance.
  1. In September, 2011, the program was “Betsy Doyle, Woman Hero of the War of 1812 at Fort Niagara” Presented by Katherine Emerson, Niagara County Historian.

 

  1. In November, 2011, the program was “Tuscarora Heroes”, by Author Lee Simonson. Mr. Lee Simonson, a pillar of the Niagara community, spoke about some of the events that the Historical Association of Lewiston, Inc., have planned for the War of 1812 Bicentennial. One event, in particular, is the presentation (unveiling) of a bronze monument that depicts the Tuscarora Indians saving the villagers of Lewiston from a vicious attack by the British, who burned down the village of Lewiston, in 1813.

 

12. Did members of any of your chapters take part or attend in symposiums on the War of 1812?   YES  If so, which chapters and which events?

  1. In March, General Jacob Brown Chapter Members Beverly K. Sterling-Affinati and Anne Davis attended Oswego’s Bicentennial meeting and met with the chairman of that committee, Paul Lear - Site Manager at Friends of Fort Ontario in Oswego. Beverly and Anne were later invited to the April 2 Oswego County War of 1812 Symposium as a result and did attend with two Onondaga Chapter Members, NYS Society Historian Linda Smith and NYS Society President, Mary Raye Casper.   * For the March 31, 2012 Oswego County War of 1812 Symposium, Beverly K. Sterling-Affinati and Anne Davis have been asked to be presenters in the program!  See their “Daughters of 1812 – Past, Present, and Future” program posted on the web at: CLICK HERE

       http://visitoswegocounty.com/wp-content/uploads/1812-symposium-program2.pdf
Anne Davis and Beverly Sterling-Affinati were also asked to serve on the Board of          Directors for the Sackets Harbor Historical Society and accepted the positions, thus becoming more involved with upcoming historic events taking place in the Village of Sackets Harbor.

13. Did members of any of your chapters submit an article which was published in the 1812 Newsletter or in another publication? YES   Be sure to name the chapter, the member of the chapter whose article was published, the name of the publication in which it was published and the date and the title of the article or articles.

  1. State of New York Society - New York in “News from Across the Country”, submitted by Mary Raye Casper, February 2011 News-Letter, page 41, 115th State of New York Council Meeting.

 

  1. NYC Chapter - submitted by Anne Farley, February 2011 News-Letter, page 6, National Society Presents Award To Graduating US Merchant Marine Academy.
  1. Onondaga Chapter and the State of NY Society – New York in “News from Across the Country”, submitted by Mary Raye Casper, February 2012 News-Letter page 41.

 

  1. General Jacob Brown Chapter – New York in “News from Across the Country”, submitted by Beverly Sterling-Affinati, Organizing Chapter President, February 2012 News-Letter, page 47, General Jacob Brown Chapter.
  1. Beverly Sterling-Affinati, State Bicentennial Chairman, published a BICENTENNIAL INFORMER for the State of NY Society, a Quarterly Journal Devoted to 1812 Bicentennial Commemorative Events [2012 - 2015].

http://nyusd1812.awardspace.com/1.1.12%20bicentennial%20informer.pdf

 

  1. Beverly Sterling-Affinati, Organizing Chapter President, publishes a Chapter Newsletter for the organizing General Jacob Brown Chapter.

 

  1. Beverly Sterling-Affinati, Organizing General Jacob Brown Chapter submitted an article for publication in the Sackets Harbor Gazette…

200th Year Anniversary of the War of 1812 …A Few Short Months Away.  The
article was edited by Anne Davis, Vice President, General Jacob Brown Chapter,   
Sackets Harbor NY.

NEW YORK DAUGHTERS CELEBRATE PREPARE FOR THE BICENTENNIAL

Excellent Bicentennial Web Site Maintained by Sacket's Harbor Battlefield Alliance worth a look: Click Here

 

REPORT FROM The Citizen, Article by Dawn Roe reporting on the New York Society Daughters of 1812 Annual Conference in Auburn, NY May 6 & 7, 1811

It was my pleasure to attend the 116th State Council of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 that was held in Auburn on May 6 and 7. Flora Adams Darling formed the society in 1892 and its national headquarters with a library and museum are located in Washington, D.C. Objectives of the society include but are not limited to the promotion of patriotism, preservation of documents of the 1784 to 1815 period, documentation of family histories and traditions, and the education of civil, military and naval life that impacted government growth from the close of the American Revolution to the close of the War of 1812.

Currently the New York state society has six chapters servicing New York City, Niagara Falls/Buffalo, Saratoga Springs, Corning, Watertown and central New York, with its newest organizing chapter to be located at historic Sackets Harbor.

I would like to extend a thank you to state chaplain and New York City member Anne Farley for her gracious invitation to join the weekend events, which started with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Auburn Veterans Memorial Park on Friday evening.

It was held in honor of American, British, Canadian and First Nations soldiers who died in the War of 1812.

Members of the Korean War Veterans Association of Cayuga County Chapter 296 served as color guard of ceremonies with Steven Hodge performing taps.

We must extend tremendous appreciation to our local Korean War Veterans Association for creating such a beautiful place to honor soldiers of all wars.

Commander John Barwinczok of Chapter 296 shared welcoming remarks, as well as Ronald Dale, of Parks, Canada. Dale emphasized that in 2015, we will be starting our third consecutive century of peace with our Canadian neighbors.

The Daughters’ roll call included the placement of a white carnation into a vase of tribute, along with a flower for all American, British, Canadian and First Nations soldiers. The vase was placed along with a memorial wreath at the 1812 monument in remembrance of the heroic deeds of fallen soldiers of the War of 1812, as well as those that perished in every generation. The carnation is the flower of the society of 1812.

In reflection, the weekend was surrounded by historical significance, considering the founder of Auburn is credited to Col. John L. Hardenbergh, whose settlement that grew around his home and mill was previously known as Hardenbergh’s Corner.

He was a patriot of the American Revolution and has a memorial brick at this park that was installed by the Owasco Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. When the military tract of central New York was formed, Hardenbergh was appointed surveyor in association with Moses Dewitt, brother of Simeon Dewitt, who was at that time surveyor general of the state of New York.

The historical connections continued with the subsequent meeting and banquet held the next day at the stately Springside Inn.

The town of Fleming's namesake is Revolutionary War Capt. George Fleming, who also served as a lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812. He assisted the growth of his community by acting as a surveyor for his neighborhood. According to the historic roadside marker, he achieved the rank of brevet brigadier general in 1816. After his death, the town was named Fleming in his honor.

Those in attendance will likely agree that one of the special highlights was the reading of a letter from Buckingham Palace, greetings from the majesty in recognition of their council meeting.

Following a wonderful presentation on the history of the War of 1812 by Dale, he was presented The Spirit of 1812 Award by society President Mary Raye Casper.

The medallion is presented to an individual or to an organization with a distinguished record of study, promotion and dedication to the preservation of the history of people, places and events of the War of 1812.

Additional history and an interactive map on the War of 1812 can be found by visiting www.discover1812.com.

Many can trace their heritage to a soldier who served this campaign. Port Byron and Mentz had 33 soldiers who filed equipment claims for service in this war. At that time, Mentz included portions of present-day Throop, Montezuma and Conquest.

Sources: New York State Museum historic marker list; collections of the Cayuga County Historical Society, volumes 4-6; public papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, governor of New York, 1807-1817; the annual report of the state historian Hugh Hastings (1895-1907)

Dawn Roe is the Port Byron and Mentz historian. She can be reached at 776-8446 or beatatune@tds.net, and maintains a blog at www.portbyronhistory.com



Read more: http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/article_570c3552-7e73-11e0-857c-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1oHLkNIiq

 

 

Publicity Letter Written to Queen Elizabeth by Dora More Onondoga Chapter advising the queen that the New York Society would be marking graves
to honor American, British and Canadian soldiers who died during the War of 1812 elicited a reply from the Queen's Chief Clerk. See above.

"Flames Through Lewiston Brings History Alive," lead article from Jan 1, 2012 State of New York issue of THE BICENTENNIAL INFORMER,
a Quarterly Journal Dedicated to 1812 Bicentennial Cemmorative Events 2012-2015 The Informer is published by Beveryly Sterling-Affinati State Bicentennial Chairman and Organizing President of the Sacket's Harbor Chapter U.S. Daughters of 1812.

LEWISTON, NY — On December 17, 2011, living history made its way to the Village of Lewiston,
NY, as the British redcoats and Mohawk tribesmen squared off with Americans and Tuscarora
natives - while fires burned along Center Street!

Village residents screamed and cried as they fled in horror, while others, unfortunate to leave too late, fell victim to the tomahawks and muskets before help could arrive.

Presented by the Historical Association of Lewiston, Inc, and under the direction of volunteer Lee Simonson,  the re-enactment commemorated the attack on Lewiston which took place on December 19, 1813, during the War of 1812, when British troops and their unrestrained native [Mohawk] allies were on the rampage and looking for retribution after the Americans had torched Niagara-on-the-Lake [Newark], 10 days earlier.

Spectators saw uniformed British soldiers and British natives attacking Lewiston civilians, along with American soldiers and militia, and the famous Tuscarora Heroes, who came to the villagers rescue, as 10 large fires burned down the middle of Center Street. Following the Capture of Fort Niagara on December 18, 1813, the Lewiston attack happened at 6 o’clock in the morning, on December 19  – Lewiston citizens fled as fast as they could, many in their night clothes and running in thesnow   and   mud,   leaving   bloody footprints on their exodus out of townAt the moment when Lewiston citizens had lost hope and thought they wouldall become victims of a bloody massacre, the local Tuscarora natives intervened and temporarily halted the British attack, buying precious moments for the Lewiston survivors toescape. The confrontation is noted as a rare moment in American history when Native Americans rescued white settlers from a foreign attack. Lewiston  was  turned  into  a  pi le  of  ashes  and  those  fortunate  enough  tosurvive the British attack were scattered from Orleans County to Batavia, NY, and beyond Following, on December 30, 1813, the British proceeded to burn down Buffalo, NY.Along with the Mayor of Lewiston, local State Assemblyman, and Niagara County Legislator U.S.D of 1812 State of New York SocietyPresident, Mary Raye Casper, had the distinct honor of giving some brief opening remarks, prior to the start of the reenactment.

Program

Welcome and Recognition of Artist - Bruce
Farrington, NASP Director

Special Guests - Kass Vande, President NASP

The Battle of Sodus Point Reading - Nancy
Karasinski, Asher Warner Descendant

U.S. Daughters  of 1812 - Mary Raye Casper, State of NY Society President

Recognition of Asher Warner Descendants                             .

Michael Sullivan, Mayor of Sodus Points and Spnsor Recogntion

Reception following Dedication

 

Text Describing "Battle of Sodus Point" Mural: This scene depitcts the Battle of Troupville, now called Sodus Point, that occurred on the crest of a hill (now the intersection of John and Bay Streets) on the evening of June 19th. 1813 during the War of 1812. A group of approximately 50 patriots (a combination of poorly trained militia and local volunteers with no military training) fired into the lines of advancing British marines as they ascended the hill from the western shoreline. Although greatly outnumbered and fighting some of the best trained and battle hardened soldiers in the world, these brave Americans had the courage of their convictions to defend our village from the British incursion. Unaware of either's fighting strength and numbers, both British and American forces retreated: Britons to their ships and Americans to the heavy underbrush. The next day, after a barrage from the cannons on their ships, the enemy landed once more. The British seized some stores in the warehouses (most provisions had been hidden in a nearby ravine the previous night) and burned most buildings in the village. Only one building, a tavern known as the Mansion House survived the battle. This building was spared, due to the repeated efforts of commanding British officers who used the tavern to place fatally wounded American, Asher Warner. He died later that day. Another American wounded during the battle was Charles Terry who died from complications of his wounds a few weeks later. This mural is dedicated to the bravery of those early patriots who defended this village and, it is hoped, whose courage may serve to inspire future generations.

BICENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM NEWS FROM NEW YORK

1812 Symposium Remembers Fashion and Highlights Service

Posted on March 18, 2012 From Oswego Today.com website

OSWEGO – Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 at the second annual Oswego County War of 1812 Symposium on March 31.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. at the American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St.

Come and listen to fascinating tales about military and civilian life along the New York-Canadian border in the early 1800s.

A panel of distinguished historians and speakers will cover a variety of topics, including naval and military logistics, society and fashion, historical preservation, service organizations and the Native American perspective.

Susan Gibson, owner of The Stitching Post in Sackets Harbor, presents two shows about military and civilian fashions using live models and digital imagery.

“The presentations feature American military uniforms in the War of 1812 and Regency-era (1812) civilian dress for men and women in various social stations,” said Gibson. “Each show will also touch on the background information about the creation, distribution and concepts associated with each style.”

Gibson is a Sackets Harbor resident and a volunteer at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic Site. Her passion for creating garments began when she was 13 years old. She continued her craft as a theatre art major at Daemen College, creating costumes for numerous productions.

With her love of sewing and history, Gibson became inspired to construct authentic period clothing for re-enactors. Her specialty lies in creating civilian clothing of the Regency and Victorian eras, as well as military uniforms of the War of 1812.

The United States Daughters of 1812 was founded in 1892 as a volunteer women’s service organization.

Beverly Sterling-Affinati and Anne Davis, president and vice president of the General Jacob Brown chapter, will be at hand to discuss the organization.

For more than a century, the U.S. Daughters of 1812 have dedicated themselves to promoting patriotism, preserving documents and relics, increasing awareness about American history, and participating in local events,” said Sterling-Affinati. “The symposium is a wonderful event. It exemplifies our mission and we are happy to be a part of it.”

Davis added, “We often discover many interesting details through our research of War of 1812 military personnel and enjoy sharing these fascinating stories with others. This event gives us all a chance to connect and learn about our shared heritage.”

Sterling-Affinati is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force as well as the New York State Society’s bicentennial chairman and proprietor of HarborSide Services Web Development and Marketing in Sackets Harbor.

Davis serves as the New York State Society’s chairman for grave markings and locations of War of 1812 service personnel and long-time volunteer at the Church of the Latter Day Saints Genealogical Library in Watertown.

The symposium is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Ontario, Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance, Oswego County Tourism Advisory Council, and Fort Ontario State Historic Site with support from the Daughters of the War of 1812, city of Oswego, the Palladium-Times, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Heritage Foundation, Oswego County Historical Society, Half-Shire Historical Society and Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

 

 

 



NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Daughters of 1812 Support Observance of Defense of Wilmington, September, 1813. Shown in photo Carol Canales, President of the North Carolina Society of Daughters of 1812 presenting A $1,000 check to the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

NORTH CAROLINA BICENTENNIAL WEB SITE, CLICK HERE

NEWSLETTER: The Wasp, Newsletter of the Captain Johnston Blakeley Chapter submitted by Lynn Blevins, Chapter Historian. This chapter has donated 14 books on the War of 1812 to the Wake County Library.
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OHIO Report from Sharon Myers, State Registrar and President William Wetmore Chapter

William Wetmore Chapter Click Here
Web Site includes Wonderful Photos of Markings and also an Index to Soldiers Buried in Portage and Summit Counties compiled by Sharon Myers, president of the William Wetmore Chapter, Silver Lake, Ohio.

David Cook Grave Marking.

 

Three Very Cute Junior Members of the William Whetmore Chapter
Silver Lake, Ohio

OHIO NEWSLETTER; STAR AND ANCHOR rated four Star**** by this Chairman.

Grave Identification and Photographing of 360 graves of veterans in Summit County, Ohio by Sharon Myers, State Registrar and President of William Wetmore Chapter
Ohio Society is updating its 1988 publication of the Ohio Soldiers' grave location book. Jacob Stemple Chapter Dedicated General Winchester's Camp # 2 Marker at
Defiance, Ohio. The April State Conference held in Mansfield, Ohio presented Gladys Donson with The Spirit of 1812 Award. Gladys was responsible for placing an
1812 Veterans marker on the grave of her War of 1812 ancestor and is now collecting information on the soldiers of the War of 1812 who have been buried in Defiance and Williams Counties.

History: General James Winchester led militia ito Defiance County in the fall of 1812 in his march from Fort Wayne. The winter was bitterly cold and many of the men under his command died from starvation and cold. Most of these men were unidentified. Richard Rozevik, using documents from this period, has succeeded in compiling a list of those who died. Other activities reported in the newsletter include the Peter Navarre chapter's placing a wreath commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie.

ALSO VERY GOOD BICENTENNIAL WEB SITE OPEN HERE

OKLAHOMA Report from Nancy Hall Chotkey, State President

Nancy Chotkey at Ancestor Fair September, 2011

Library Display placed in Village Library, October, 2011

Oklahoma President's Project consists of placing 1812 pension records on digital disks.

SOUTH CAROLINA Report from Chairman: Bonnie S. Glasgow

Newspaper items: Two Chapters, Low Country-2 articles and General Andrew Jackson-1 article, reported having had articles published in newspapers, but did not send articles.

South Carolina Historical Society Web Page See

 

TENNESSEE

WREATH LAYING GRAVES ANDREW AND RACHEL JACKSON

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1st row, l to r: Benita Knox, Carol Teeters, 2nd V-President National Aline Roberts,
TN State President Charlotte Reynolds, Curator National Bettie Gustafson, Charlotte Miller,
Harriette Maloney, Betty Richards. 2nd row - Debra Wilson, Lynda Williams, Sue Eldridge,
Teresa Deathridge, Annette Floyd, Beth Freeman, Felicia Wilt, Linda Tripp. 3rd row - Patsy Morris, Nancy Carr, Olivia Chandler, Felicia Hix, Colleen Spears & Ginger Paysinger
Hermitage January 8, 2012.

 

TENNESSEE* BEST WRITTEN REPORT

TN State Society U. S. D. of 1812
Chapter Reports
Public Relations -2011
Chairman- Aline Roberts

1-Number of PR Articles sent in – 164;    96 photo’s;       PR inches   5,232.01

2. Copies of Publicity Information Circular- total for year- 125
Elijah Cross II Chapter- 100-given to the Scott Co. Courthouse; Scott Co. Public Library; Kingsport Public Library; Blountville Public Library; Also handed out circulars at the community “Pause for the Pledge” on June 14, 2011.
General Henry Knox Chapter – 15-Calvin McClung Library, Knoxville, TN
Tulip Grove Chapter-10, Sharon Library, Sharon, TN

3- Spot Announcements
Elijah Cross II Chapter- Flag Day, July 4th; 21 Days to Honor America.
WGAT- AM daily announcements 2 x 21 days =42 minutes

4-Grave Markings-
1- Thomas Ogle Chapter with DAR on September 24, 2011-marked the grave of
Thomas Hall, at Thomas Hall Cemetery, Knox County, TN.

5- Programs on War of 1812
            Col. Thomas Hart Benton Chapter-TN War of 1812-Bi-Centennial Trails;
The War of 1812, historical background; Creating a Timeline of the War of 1812.
Crockett Forge Seat- War of 1812 in TN; Slides of St. Michael’s and All Angels Church; and the Founders of 1812.
            Elijah Cross II- The American Merchant Marine, given by a Merchant Marine;
Blazing a Trail through History-the Wildness Road Blockhouse.
General Henry Know Chapter- Life of Sam Houston and his role in the War of
1812; Cherokee tribes and their participation it the War of 1812; Book, “War of 1812 Genealogy” by George Schweitzer; & War of 1812, given by Hon. State President Charlotte Miller; Cherel Henderson, Director of the East TN Historical Society presented a program on a War of 1812 Soldier and read portions from his diary.
Old Hickory Nickajack Chapter- Ft. McHenry; members spoke on their
1812 Veteran.
Piomingo Chapter- Welcome to the 7th infantry, about the War of 1812 re-enactors; Native people of Canada /Indians/women;
Thomas Ogle Chapter –My 1812 ancestor-Garrett Van Swearigen.
Tulip Grove- The Strategy in the Jackson-Dickinson Duel; The Causes of the
War of 1812, Free Trade and Sailors Rights; The Battle of Tippecanoe.
Volunteer-Wauhatchie Chapter- 1812 Facts printed in the “Savor the Spirit
Cookbook complied by AL Society U.S.D. 1812; Tennessee Early Settlement in War
of 1812.

 

6- Did you do Bi-Centennial Trail in TN
1. Col. Thomas Hart Benton Bi-Centennial trail at Leper’s Fork, TN
was discussed with the State Chairman of the TN Bi-Centennial Commission, Myers Brown.

7. Chapters who maintain a chapter 1812 web site –
TN Society U. S. C. 1812  rootsweb.com/~tnusd/

  1. Col. Thomas Hart Benton- www.rootsweb.ancestory.com/~tnthbusdl/
  2. General Henry Knox – http://www.rootsweb.ancestory.com/~tnthbusdl/
  3. Old Hickory-Nickajack – naj70@hughes.net
  4. Volunteer-Wauhatchie – www.volunteer-wauhatchie1812.com

8- PR material sent to the National Web page
Four Chapters who have a chapter web-site sent them to the Tennessee
web-page which was viewed on the national web page.

9- Did chapters visit school(s) or make contact with teachers encouraging them
    to use 1812 resource material?
1- Elijah Cross II Chapter-  At Weber City Elem. School, 4th grade, 1812 chapter members meet monthly and hand out material on the War of 1812 . The
4th graders have formed a War of 1812 Bi-Centennial Team. This team was honored recently for their history knowledge; This chapter also recognized history scholars
with a medal and certificate.
2- Thomas Ogle Chapter – chapter members went to Newport Grammar
School, to discuss the War of 1812 history; also went to Cocke Co. High School,
Newport, TN to discuss the War of 1812

10.  Did any member submit an article which was published in the 1812 News-letter?
February 2011
Aline Roberts – 2nd Vice President National Report p. 20-21
Bettie Gustafson- Curator National  p. 23
August 2011
Bettie Gustafson- Curator National- Honor Your Ancestor p.6
Aline Roberts – 2nd Vice President National Report  p. 16
Bettie Gustafson – Curator National Report p. 18
Tennessee State President, Charlotte Reynolds p. 62

11.  1812 Chapters present awards
1- Elijah Cross II Chapter – presented (2) 1812 medals and certificates to
Flag Ambassadors at Weber City Elem. School for raising the lowing the
USA Flag every day at school.
2- Elijah Cross II Chapter – had Community Veterans Day Event on
Nov. 11, 2011 and honored local veterans at Grogan Park.

12. PR on Other Chapter Activities
1.Col. Thomas Hart Benton Chapter- Had a spring Membership Coffee
They had displays on 1)- Andrew Jackson and War of 1812; 2)-Membership information;
3)-ROTC awards and certificates; 4)- St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Church; 5)- Support
given to our Veterans; 6)- displayed member ancestors papers, then put their photo’s on
their chapter newsletter.

  2.General Henry Knox Chapter – Honored 2 new members in May and 2
new members in Nov. with a luncheon and presented them a certificate and had their
pictures put in the paper and in their chapter newsletter.

  3.Volunteer-Wauhatchie Chapter- They had Curator National, Bettie Gustafson, speak on the National Museum. In the Tennessee Room, Bettie showed
the set of Andrew Jackson China given in memory of deceased Honorary State President, Patricia Rhoton, who was a member of this chapter. Honorary State President, Joan Hanks was shown a picture of the mantel with the antique cranberry hurricane lamps she gave to the National Society U.S.D. 1812 in 1995.

  4. Upper Cumberland Chapter –had Curator National, Bettie Gustafson, to
speak on the National Museum in Washington, D.C. She showed many photo’s and
articles.

13. PR in Tennessee State Society activities were:

            1- The highlight of the 101st State Council Meeting was the rededication of the
1812 marker on the outside of the Hamilton County Courthouse in Chattanooga, TN. The ceremony was an event to begin America’s celebration of the Bi-Centennial of the War of 1812 beginning in 2012 to 2015. The bronze plaque honors Alexander Hamilton, for whom the county was named for and was originally placed there by the 1812 Volunteer Chapter and the Hamilton County Council and the Tennessee Historical Society on Nov. 2, 1949. Special guest, President National, Nona Quinn, unveiled the marker. Also participating in the ceremony were: TN State President, Charlotte Reynolds; 2nd VP National, Aline Roberts; Curator National, Bettie Gustafson, and Honorary State President, Mrs. Joan Hanks.

            2 -The TN Society gave to The Hermitage on August 18, 2011, a memorial bench in honor of Rachel Jackson. This was a project of Honorary TN State President, Bettie Gustafson, now current Curator National. The bench was placed on the walkway over looking Rachel’s garden.

            3- TN Society State President, Charlotte Reynolds, gave letters to the TN State Archives; Putnam Co. Museum; and to the NSU.S.D. of 1812  concerning how the portrait of Rachel Jackson was placed in the White House.

4-Twenty-three Daughters attended the 197th Anniversary of Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 2012, at The Hermitage, home of our 7th President, Andrew Jackson. TN State President, Charlotte Reynolds, spoke about the1812 daughter’s work and remarked they had been coming on this day since 1915. She presented to The Hermitage CEO, Howard Kittrell, a ck. for $1,300 from the Society to help procure and conserve a woodblock print located at auction by The Hermitage which is believed to have been completed shortly after the Battle of New Orleans. She also presented letters concerning how the portrait of Rachel Jackson was placed in the White House.  She and 2nd VP National, Aline Roberts, laid a magnolia wreath on Rachel Jackson’s grave during the ceremonial placement of wreaths.

  Signed,

Aline Roberts
TN State PR Chairman

TEXAS

REPORT OF TEXAS STATE PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN
Celeste McEntire. Texas State Historian
David Crockett Chapter, San Antonio,Texas
celeste.mcentire@gmail.com

SPIRIT OF 1812 AWARD PRESENTED TO WILLIAM S. COVINGTON
By John Cavet Chapter



5. Name of 1812 Texas Chapters:
Austin                                       Oliver Hazard Perry Chapter
Azle                                          Isaac Parker Chapter
Beaumont                                 Willis Green Chapter
College Station                          Stephen Williams Chapter
Conroe                                      Thomas Bay Chapter
Dallas                                       John Cavet Chapter
Euless                                      George Wells Chapter
Fort Worth                                 General Edward H. Tarrant Chapter
Harker Heights                          Jordan Bass Chapter
Houston                                    Captain James Asbury Tait Chapter
La Feria                                     Captain Virgil McCracken Chapter
Longview                                  Jacob Coffman Chapter
Lubbock                                   Private Isaac Gentry Chapter
Lufkin                                       William Gann Chapter
Midland                                    Alexander Daugherty Chapter
New Braunfels                           Joseph Acker Chapter
San Antonio                              Captain Augustus Jones Chapter
San Antonio                              David Crockett Chapter
Texas City                                 Francis Fleshhart Chapter
Tyler                                          James Smith Chapter
West Columbia                          Micajah Fort Chapter


6. Names of 1812 Texas chapters which sent reports:



Austin
Azle
Beaumont
College Station
Conroe
Dallas
Euless
Fort Worth
Harker Heights
Houston
Lufkin
Midland
San Antonio
San Antonio
Tyler
Texas City


Oliver Hazard Perry Chapter
Isaac Parker Chapter
Willis Green Chapter
Stephen Williams Chapter
Thomas Bay Chapter
John Cavet Chapter
George Wells Chapter
General Edward H. Tarrant Chapter
Jordan Bass Chapter
Captain James Asbury Tait Chapter
William Gann Chapter
Alexander Daugherty Chapter
Captain Augustus Jones Chapter
David Crockett Chapter
James Smith Chapter
Francis Fleshhart Chapter



7. Names of 1812 Chapters which have sent newspaper clippings about 1812
activities:



Micajah Fort Chapter 2
William Gann Chapter 4 with photos
Francis Fleshhart Chapter 19 articles
Thomas Bay Chapter (multiple, see attachment)
Edward H. Tarrant Chapter
James Smith Chapter


 


8. Did any chapter copy the Publicity Information Circular from the National Web
Site?



George Wells Chapter
John Cavet Chapter
Edward H. Tarrant Chapter
James Smith Chapter
Captain James Asbury Tait Chapter
Isaac Parker Chapter


10 copies
Included in ROTC (1) and JROTC (6)
awards
6 copies
25 copies
25 copies
199 copies



9. Did any of the chapters make use of SPOT announcements for patriotic
observances?

NO
10. Did any of the chapters take part in grave markings/historical sites?
William Gann Chapter
attended marking of Halfway Inn, Chireno, TX April 5, 2011
Francis Fleshhart Chapter
had grave markings for Joseph Eve in Galveston, TX. October 5, 2011
. Also had a
ceremony to dedicate four bronze 1812 markers for James Love, Joseph Stowe, David
Ayers, and Aaron Burns.
The ceremony was held in two Galveston cemeteries on January 4,2012.
Thomas Bay Chapter
1812 Real Daughter (Lavinia Wier) in Columbus, KS
James Smith Chapter
Rededication of a Historical Marker for Smith County, Texas
Isaac Parker Chapter
Wreaths Across America, Dec. 11, 2011 at Azleland Cemetery
General Edward H. Tarrant Chapter
Visited grave of chapter namesake, General Edward H. Tarrant, at
Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX

  1. Chapters with programs on the War of 1812
    a. Oliver Hazard Perry Chapter
  2. Sea Engagements of the War of 1812
  3. Indian Wars 1787-1815
    b. James Smith Chapter
  4. life of Dolly Madison
  5. Tecumseh and the Indian Campaign
    c. George Wells Chapter
  6. The Chesapeake and Leopard Affair
  7. Mary Young Pickersgill

d. Thomas Bay Chapter

  1. The Battle of New Orleans
  2. Important Women of the War of 1812
  3. The Leopard/Chesapeake Affair
  4. Fort Claiborne and the War of 1812

e. Francis Fleshhart Chapter

  1. Soldiers of 1812
  2. Soldiers of 1812 buried in Galveston, TX
  3. Chief Tecumsch

f. General Edward H Tarrant
1. Salute to Veterans
g. Jordan Bass

  1. African Americans in the War of 1812
  2. The Shape of the World in 1812
    h. David Crockett Chapter

1. Events leading up to the War of 1812


i. Willis Green Chapter

  1. Star Spangled Banner
  2. Dolly Madison
  3. Battle of New Orleans

12. Members participation in symposiums for the War of 1812:
NONE
13. Members with published articles in the 1812 Newsletter:



James Smith Chapter
Stephen Williams Chapter
Gen. Edward H. Tarrant Chapter
Thomas Bay Chapter
14. Texas Chapters with web sites:


Article submitted by member, Dolly Buenting
Submitted by Connie Surrency, National Awards
Chairman
Article and photo published August 2011
Article published February 2011
Two articles submitted by Lady Dalton
(see attachment)



Thomas Bay Chapter
John Cavet Chapter
George Wells Chapter
Gen. Edward H. Tarrant
Captain James Asbury Tait
Joseph Acker Chapter
David Crockett Chapter


http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-txtbcusd/
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-txjc1812/index.html
http://www.geocities.com/georgewells1812/
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-txgt1812/index.htm
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-txjatusd/index.html
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-txja1812/
http://www.usdaughters1812.org/chapters2.html#tx_2



Francis Fleshhart           http://www.geocities.com/john77571/Francis_FleshhartUSD18121
James Smith Chapter                http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-txjs1812/
15. Members visiting schools to enhance teaching of the War of 1812
Stephen Williams Chapter
16. Chapters with essay contests:
NONE

NOTES ON TEXAS ACTIVITIES:

1) Thomas Bay Chapter (Report August, 2011 Newsletter, pp. 63-64) gave two Junior members, Elaine Sullivan and Kelly Bronikoski, $350.00 scholarships and
8 USD JROTC Medals.

2. General Edward H. Tarrant Chapter gave a $250.00 scholarship to Kiley Lodrigue. (Reported in August, 2011 Newsletter, p.58 and on chapter web site).

Edward S. Tarrant Chapter Awarded Scholarship to Kiley Lodrigue
Shown L to R: Counselor Rita Caning, Scholarship Chairman Mildred Lucas, and Kiley Lodrique
2nd Row L to R: Delvin Lodrique, Debra Lodrique and Vice-President Sharon Allen

REPORT FROM JAMES SMITH CHAPTER, PRESIDENT K Jenschke TYLER, TEXAS


This Texas 1812 Chapter and Smith County, Texas are both named for General James Smith who fought in the Creek War and served as a Lieutenant under
General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. He later fought in the Texas War for Independence where he "helped win the Battle of San Jacinto" in 1836.


The General James Smith Chapter Members
This is a New Chapter.
Congratulations Ladies!

Members of the General James Smith Chapter and Guests Rededicate Memorial.
Shown L to R: Mary Glenn (Corresponding Secretary National), K Jenschke, chapter president,
Frances Foreman, state chaplain, Mary Brandhorst, and Mary Walker, State 1812 president.


VIRGINIA Report Submitted by Karen Sweeney Leighton, PR Chairman

  Virginia Chapter USD 1812 has had an interesting year. Our State President, Connie Schroeder, serves on the Virginia Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Commission. She has worked tirelessly with a bipartisan mix of delegates to get House Billl1602 passed establishing the Virginia War of 1812 Heritage Trail which will link at least 108 war related sites from Tangier Island (the British used it as a base to attack Baltimore), to St. John’s Church Cemetery in Richmond (where 85 patriots from the war were buried), to James Madison’s Montpelier estate in Orange County (he was president during the war.)
They also promoted House Bill 1603, which authorizes a special license plate commemorating the war’s bicentennial. The plates will cost $15.00, with $5.00 going to support the work of the War of 1812 Commission. We are proud to announce that both bills passed unanimously in the House and the Senate.
Connie Schroeder attended plaque markings at both the Shockoe Hill Cemetery in Richmond, in November 2011 and St. Paul’s Church in Norfolk on December 3, 2011. Also attending the marking at St. Paul’s Church was Jodi Killeen and Jacque-Lynne Schulman. Connie also attended Cedar Grove Cemetery in Norfolk in June 2011. To date, the state has marked close to 500 graves, 400 of them in Shockoe Hill Cemetery! This might be a record! 

   

Photo of Joint Ceremony 3 December, 1011
St. John's Episcopal Church, Norfolk Virginia
Virginia and Norfolk Societies, Sons of the American Revolution
Society of the War of 1812 and the Virginia State Society U.S. Daughters of 1812
Represented by Connie S. Schroeder, President Virginia State Society

RECOGNIZING & HONORING THE INTERRED AND MEMORIALIZED REVOLUTIONARY WAR
PATRIOTS & WAR OF 1812 VETERANS IN THE CHURCH'S GRAVEYARD
by

UNVEILING TWO 2X3 FEET BRONZE PLAQUES MOUNTED ON THE
OUTSIDE WALL OF THE CHURCH DEPICTING THEIR NAMES

 

 

 

Photo Slide Show of Marking and Dedication of Graves of War of 1812 and Revolutionary War Soldier
at Shockoe Cemetery, Richmond Virginia by Virginia General Society of the War of 1812 and Virginia Daughters of 1812

Virginia Bicentennial Commission

Connie Schroeder is a member of the Virginia Bicentennial Advisory Council. The Council advises the Bicentennial Commission. The Commission recommends legislation to the General Assembly. Honorary State President Nancy G. Heuser is a member of the Virginia Bicentennial Commission. President Schroeder gave an interview to the press regarding the State Society support of the Bicentennial in Virginia. Please see thefollowing link to the VCEU Capitol News website. http://www.capitalnews.vcu.edu/2011/03/virginia-honors-forgotten-war-of-1812.html.

President Schroeder attended the inaugural event at the home of James Madison (Montpelier) where a highway marker was displayed for Dolley Madison in March 2011. Honorary State President Nancy Heuser attended as well as Anne Winn, and Courtenay Stanley both of The Madison’s of Montpelier Chapter. She also attended the markings at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Shockoe Hill Cemetery and St. Paul’s and sent this chairman some photos and articles relating to these events.

Virginia Honors 'Forgotten War' of 1812

March 8, 2011

By Destiny Shelton
Capital News Service

RICHMOND -- When you think of wars fought in Virginia, what comes to mind?

Probably the Civil War: During the war that began 150 years ago, most of the battles were waged and more than 100,000 soldiers were killed in Virginia.

Or maybe the American Revolution: Virginians led the drive for independence in 1776, and Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in the war's last major battle.

But Virginia state officials want you to think of a different conflict - the American War of 1812.

Virginia has an official group working to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the second war against Great Britain. The Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission is chaired by Delegate M. Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights. Delegate Christopher Peace, R-Mechanicsville, serves on the commission and chairs its advisory council.

During the recently concluded legislative session, Peace successfully sponsored two bills to promote awareness of the war:

  • House Bill 1602 will establish the Virginia War of 1812 Heritage Trail. It will link at least 108 war-related sites, from Tangier Island (the British used it as a base to attack Baltimore), to St. John's Church Cemetery in Richmond (where 85 patriots from the war are buried), to James Madison's Montpelier estate in Orange County (he was president during the war).

  • House Bill 1603 will authorize a special license plate commemorating the war's bicentennial. The plates will cost $15, with $5 going to support the work of the War of 1812 Commission.

Both bills passed unanimously in the House and Senate.

The bills were co-sponsored by a bipartisan mix of delegates and senators. They included Cox; the commission's vice chairman, Sen. Stephen Martin, R-Chesterfield; and Democratic Delegates Rosalyn Dance of Petersburg and Kenneth Plum of Reston.

Virginia already has a series of trails about the Civil War, the focus of a sesquicentennial commemoration that started this year. Peace said the War of 1812 Heritage Trail will inform people about a lesser-known slice of history.

"I hope it leads to greater awareness and appreciation to our history and the War of 1812," Peace said.

Once Gov. Bob McDonnell signs HB 1602, the Virginia Department of Transportation will erect historical highway markers to designate the heritage trail.

The trail will be part of the national bicentennial commemoration of the war. It will help educate Virginians and tourists about the significance of the war, which gave birth to "The Star-Spangled Banner." (Francis Scott Key wrote what would become the national anthem after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore.)

The Virginia trail will commemorate the sacking of Hampton, the capture of Alexandria, the hiding of the Declaration of Independence (for fear the British would capture it), the contributions of African-Americans and the role of Native Americans.

It also will honor first ladies Dolley Madison and Elizabeth Monroe, Peace said. (James Monroe, Elizabeth's husband, was secretary of state and secretary of war during the War of 1812 and then served as president after the war.)

Peace said the state plans to seek foundation and federal funding for its efforts to commemorate the War of 1812. "After the General Assembly, we will be doing some private grant writing and corporate support requests," he said.

Sales of the War of 1812 special license plates would help underwrite the costs. Students from Hampden-Sydney College created the artwork for the license plate, and it was approved by the commission.

"The license plates will be available for people who are interested in promoting the bicentennial," Peace said. "They will be able to get a license plate like they did for the Jamestown celebration or the sesquicentennial commemoration of the beginning of the Civil War."

The commission's efforts to recognize the War of 1812 have support from various groups. They include the Virginia State Society of the U.S. Daughters of 1812. The society is a nonprofit organization to promote patriotism and preserve history especially in connection with the War of 1812.

Connie Schroeder is a leader in the society and a member of the advisory council for the Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission. She said the society asked key lawmakers to sponsor legislation creating the commission in 2008.

Schroeder said the society is proud that it helped initiate plans to commemorate the War of 1812.

"It is called the 'Forgotten War' because no one remembers the causes of the war ... or the importance that the war played in America being recognized by other nations," Schroeder said. "It truly was America's 'Second War for Independence.'"

She is happy that Virginia is proceeding with the heritage trail.

"Our hope is that it will help to educate the public in the history and historical significance of the war and that it will not only draw tourists to Virginia but make it easier for them to follow and understand the extent of Virginia's participation in the war," Schroeder said.

Dr. Irwin Taylor Sanders II, a history professor at Washington and Lee University, also is on the advisory council of the commission. He hopes the new trail will do for the War of 1812 what the Civil War Trails have done for the "War Between the States."

"I hope we will attract many Virginians and out-of-state- tourists, interest them in a fascinating story and encourage them to visit sites on the trail," Sanders said.

The War of 1812 ended with both the Americans and Great Britain declaring victory: Under the Treaty of Ghent, each side gave up territory it had captured, and relations between the two countries returned to their pre-war status.

"It is an interesting war to 'celebrate' because all those involved think they won," Sanders said.

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Grave Marking
On June 4th, President Hogendobler represented the Norfolk
Chapter in the Virginia Society War of 1812 Grave-Marking
Ceremony at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth. The
ceremony, conducted by VASSAR Graves Chairman Mike
Lyman, was also attended by VASSAR members Jack
Maxwell, Dennis Fritts and Thad Hartman (all pictured).

 

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON Report from Public Relations Chairman Judith A. Kennelly Emry

Washington State President Linda Rael Lind and Brenda Spicer, Washelli Representative
Viewing the proposed site for the Washington Society Daughters of 1812 Marker
To be Located in the Washelli Cemertery in Marking Ceremony Scheduled
June, 2012

 

U.S.D.1812 REPORT OF STATE PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN WASHINGTON STATE
ATTACHMENT TO REPORT 2011

1.   Name of Chairman filling this report:     Judith A.Kennelly Emrv

4.   Your State: Washington

5.   Names of 1812 Chapters in your State:

Lewis & Clark Chapter #313
Puget Sound Chapter #314

Spokane House Chapter #331
USS Enterprize Chapter #421

.   Names of 1812 Chapters which sent you reports:

Lewis & Clark Chapter Puget Sound Chapter Spokane House Chapter USS Enterprize Chapter

7.   Names of 1812 Chapters which have sent you newspaper clippings about 1812 activities.   Be sure to list the name of the Chapter beside the number of clippings submitted:

USS Enterprize Chapter - 5 Articles:

6/23/2011, The Bellingham Herald, 'Bellingham  linda Rae Lind Veterans of War of Events'. (Taken from The Bellingham Herald.com)

9/2011, Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, Page 43, Column 1, 'Genealogical Society Plans
Conference'.


10/2011, the Thurston-Mason  Senior News, Vol. 34, No. 9, 'Cider Sunday, Thurston County
Through the Decades and a Birthday Celebration for Thurston County'.

10/29/2011,The Bellingham Herald,Page A2,'GenealogicalSeminar Nov 5' by Dean Kahn.

11/5/2011, The Bellingham Herald, 'Genealogical Seminar Nov. 5 focuses on family  military history' by Dean Kahn. (Taken from the Bellingham Herald.com)

11/10/2011, The Kitsap Sun, lOA  World  Nation  Section, 'Veterans  Day Honoring  All Who Served

USS Enterprize  Chapter  - 6/16/2011 'A  Service  of  Remembrance',  Veterans  Memorial Cemetery, Medal of Honor Memorial Service.   linda R. Lind attended  the service which had one Gold Star Recipient that was honored.

USS Enterprize  Chapter  - 9/11 Memorial World  Trade  Center  Steel Beams  Anniversary
Ceremony. Linda R.lind attended this ceremony in Kitsap County,WA.

USS Enterprize Chapter - Veterans Day 2011, Kitsap Sun Pavilion Kitsap County Fairgrounds
Bremerton WA. The WA State Society U.S.D.1812 attended the Ceremony Program.

USS Enterprize Chapter - 11/16/2011Daughters of American Colonists. A Visit From Susan B. Anthony  Commemorative Marker   Dedication  Olympia  WA. Linda   R. Lind  attended  the Bigelow House Preservation Assn for the recent restoration and preservation  work  and the annual marker dedication by the DAC.

11. Did Chapters in your state have programs on any aspect of the War of 1812.  If So, which?  All
Chapters are urged to have at least one program on the War of 1812.

Spokane House Chapter- 4/2/2011NSDAR May Hutton Chapter,Spokane Valley Washington, NSUSD 1812 presentation by Judith A.Emry.

Spokane House Chapter - 8/27/2011 EWGS 'Walking With  Ancestors' event  at  Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane WA, presentation and  table  by  Judith  A. Emry and  Prospective Member CheriCasper.

Spokane House Chapter- 10/11/2011 NSDAR Spokane Garry Chapter, Spokane, WA, NSUSD
1812 presentation by Judith A.Emry.

Spokane House Chapter- 4/2/2011NSDAR May Hutton Chapter,Spokane Valley Washington, NSUSD 1812 presentation by Judith A. Emry.

Spokane House Chapter - 8/27/2011 EWGS 'Walking With  Ancestors' event  at  Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane WA, presentation and table  by Judith  A. Emry and  Prospective Member Cheri Casper.

Spokane House Chapter- 10/11/2011 NSDAR Spokane Garry Chapter, Spokane, WA, NSUSD
1812 presentation by Judith A.Emry.

USS Enterprize  Chapter  - 4/19/2011 WA  State  Monument  Project  Commemorating  the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 presentation by Linda R.Lind at the Downtown Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library.

USS Enterprize Chapter- 5/19/2011 WA State Bicentennial Project to the Joint DFPA and A &
H Meeting by linda Rae lindUSS Enterprize  Chapter - 6/10/2011 WA State Bicentennial Project  at the  heritage  Quest
Research Library Grand Opening in Sumner,WA by Linda R.Lind with an informational table.

USS Enterprize Chapter - 8/9/2011 WA State Bicentennial Project presentation at the Chief
Petty Officers Club at Submarine Base Bangor in the Khaki Lounge by Linda R. Lind.

USS Enterprize Chapter- 9/16-9/17,2011TriCities TSGS Conference,Richland WA hosted and taught class on how to find War of 1812 Service Records by Linda R. Lind.

USS Enterprize Chapter- 10/3/2011Thurston County,WA Birthday Party Tumwater Falls Park hosted a booth with displays/presentation by Linda R.Lind.

USS Enterprize  Chapter  - 10/22/2011 WSSAR Chapter  Meeting in  Silverdale, WA, WA Bicentennial of the War of 1812 presentation by Linda R. Lind.

USS Enterprize Chapter - Whatcom County Gen. Society Conference, Linda R. Lind taught  a class and had a presentation on how to find service records for Veterans of the War of 1812.

USS Enterprize Chapter - 11/11/2011 Veterans Day Event Kitsap Pavilion Linda R. Lind and Shelton NJROTC Cadet Rose Richardson assisted in U.S.D. 1812 Booth with  presentation on Bicentennialof  WA State War of 1812 Monument Project.

USS Enterprize  Chapter  - 11/19/2011 NSDAR Mary  Bell Chapter, WA  State  Bicentennial
Monument Project presentation by Linda R. Lind.

12. Did members of any of your Chapters take part or attend in symposiums on the War of 1812? If so, which Chapters and which events?

None to my knowledge.

13. Did members of any of your chapter submit an article that was published in the 1812 Newsletter or in another publication?

USS Enterprize  Chapter - August 2011, N.S.U.S.D. 1812 News-Letter, Volume 88, Number  2: On America's Food Supply, Obesity in youth.

14. Do any of the Chapters in your state maintain Chapter 1812 web sites? Please name which and include their web address:

USS Enterprize Chapter- www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/waussusd
Lewis & Clark Chapter - www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/waussusd



15. Have any of your Chapters visited schools and/or made contact with teachers encouraging them to use 1812 Resource materials with students studying American History?

USS Enterprize Chapter - Linda R. Lind was invited  by the Naval Undersea Warfare Museum Educator, John Buchinger, to come and discuss possible programs  for  young people  at the museum  during  the  Bicentennial on 12/19/2011.  She loaned  him  materials  from  the  USS Enterprize Chapter library  which included a DVD about Dartmoor  Prison and my DVD by PBS on the War of 1812 and an old Nat Geo on a museum in Canada that  has a literal museum underwater of a ship from the War of 1812 that was British and then captured by Americans.

16. Have any Chapters within  your state sponsored poster and/or  essay contests?   If  so, please name the Chapter or Chapters who have done this and describe what they have done including which, if any,awards were given:

lewis &  Clark  Chapter, JROTC Awards  at  Burlington-Edison   High  School in  Burlington, Washington presented a Bronze Medal.

Puget Sound Chapter,JROTC Awards at Wilson High School in Tacoma,Washington,presented a Bronze Medal.

Puget  Sound  Chapter, JROTC Awards  at  Stadium   High  School  in  Tacoma, Washington, presented a Bronze Medal.

Puget Sound Chapter, JROTC Awards  at Mt.  Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington, presented a Bronze Medal.

Puget Sound Chapter, JROTC Awards at Pacific lutheran University  in Tacoma, Washington presented a Gold Medal.

Spokane  House  Chapter,  May   2,  2011, JROTC Awards  Ceremony,   Rogers  High  School
Awards/Dinner,U.S.D.1812 presenting a Bronze Medal.

USS Enterprize Chapter - May 18,2011,NJROTC Awards Ceremony, South Kitsap High School, U.S.D. 1812 presenting a Bronze Medal.

USS Enterprize  Chapter  - May  19, 2011, NJROC  Awards  Ceremony, Shelton  High  School
Awards Night,U.S.D.1812 presenting a Bronze Medal.

USS Enterprize Chapter - May 31, 2011, NJROTC Awards Ceremony, Bremerton  High School
Awards Night,U.S.D.1812 presenting a Bronze Medal.

 

 


 

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