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ILLINOIS

Ninian Edwards marker dedication

Jun 23, 2012 @ 04:47 PM
Governor Ninian Edwards was honored for his service as Commander-in-Chief of the Illinois Militia during a ceremony and marker dedication Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Il.

Jonathan Reyman attends a ceremony to dedicate the Ninian Edwards historical marker in Oak Ridge Cemetery Saturday, June 22, 2012. Edwards was the only governor of the Illinois Territory (1809-1818), the third governor of the State of Illinois and a U.S. Senator.

REPORT OF STATE PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN

1. Name of Chairman filing this report:  Kathleen E. Haas
2. Chairman’s e-mail address: kathyhaas3820@att.net
3. Chairman’s Telephone Number with area code: (773) 929-8734
4. Your state: ILLINOIS
5. Names of 1812 chapters in your state. List to right addresses of chapter web sites
John Kinzie,        no website
Kaskaskia,           www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkc1812/
Sangamon River, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsr1812/
6.  Names of 1812 chapters which sent you reports.
No formal reports were received.  Clippings were received from all three chapters.
7.  Names of 1812 chapters which have sent you newspaper clippings about 1812 activities.
John Kinzie Chapter - 9
Jun 6, 2012, Chicago Tribune, Burke stirs ire with 'peace pipe' comments
Jun 19, 2012, Chicago Tribune, A war of utmost importance
Aug 12, 2012, Chicago Sun-Times, Revisiting a massacre and a sunken ship
Aug 12, 2012, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Flashback - 15 historic minutes
Aug 12, 2012, Chicago Tribune, City keeps statue and controversy under wraps
Aug 14, 2012, Chicago Tribune, Historical truths or fabrications?
Aug 15, 2012, Chicago Tribune, Ships arrive at pier for Navy Week
Aug 15, 2012, Chicago Tribune, It wasn't the Fort Dearborn Massacre
Sep 16, 2012, Oak Forest Patch, Reenactors Bring a Glimpse of History to Oak Forest

 Kaskaskia Chapter - 11
Feb 2012, Edwardsville Intelligencer, Historical societies gather for meeting
Mar 1, 2012, The Leader-Union, Maas elected chaplain of U.S. Daughters of 1812
Mar 2, 2012, Daily News, NSDAR Meets With Daughters of 1812
Mar 4, 2012, Belleville News-Democrat, Committee meets to plan War of 1812 bicentennial
Mar 14, 2012, Clinton County News, Albers Resident Receives the "Spirit of 1812" Award
Mar 15, 2012, Times-Tribune, War of 1812 Societies Plan Bicentennial Celebration, Seek New
Members for Chapters
Mar 22, 2012, Troy Times Tribune, Local Historians Shed Light on Work of DAR, SAR
Apr 24, 2012, Daily News, NSDAR Meets With Daughters of 1812
Jun 7, 2012, The Leader-Union, War of 1812 Remembrance Day
Jul 26, 2012, The Leader-Union, Maas plans U.S. Daughters ceremony
Sep 13, 2012, Troy Times Tribune, Daughters of 1812 Looking For Nix, Judy Families

Sangamon River Chapter - 10
Mar 28, 2012, Decatur Tribune, The National Society United States Daughters of 1812 Hold State
Convention
Apr 29, 2012, Quincy Herald Whig, Regular Meeting
Jun 21, 2012. State Journal-Register, Group to mark War of 1812 bicentennial
Jun 24, 2012, State Journal-Register, Honoring Ninian Edwards
July 5, 2012, New Berlin Bee, Dedication of Memorial marker Saturday, July 21
July 27, 2012, The County Tribune, Dedication service to honor Veteran's of the War of 1812 a huge
success
Aug 17, 2012, Quincy Herald Whig, Remembering veterans of 'the forgotten war'
Aug 8, 2012, Pike County Express, Local War of 1812 soldiers to be honored
Sep 2012, Quincy Herald Whig, Frontier Settlement Day
Sep 8, 2012, Quincy Herald Whig, Frontier Settlement Day commemorates War of 1812
8.  Send Copies of any Newsletters maintained by your state organization or individual Chapters.  
Name these in your report. Newsletters will be included in Scrap Book.

                John Kinzie Chapter - "Kinzie Chronicle"

9.  Event Photos.

                Photos have been included in the newspaper clippings, and have also been included on the chapter
and state websites.

10. Did any chapters in your state copy the Publicity Information Circular featured on the National Web
Site?
Yes.   John Kinzie Chapter provided ~20 copies of the Publicity Information Circular at the 1812   Bicentennial display during Navy Week, August 14-19, 2012, at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.
11. Did any of the chapters in your state make use of Spot announcements for patriotic observances?
Unknown
12. Did any of the chapters in your state donate books on the War of 1812?
Not aware of any
13. Did any of the chapters in your state take part in grave markings and/or commemorative
observances at any historical sites? If so which?

John Kinzie Chapter took part in the commemoration of the bicentennial of the Fort Dearborn Massacre/Battle (August 15, 1812) on August 11, 2012 at the Chicago History Museum, on August 15 & 16, 2012 during Navy Week at Navy Pier, and on September 8, 2012 at the Festival on Prairie Avenue, all in Chicago, IL.

Kaskaskia Chapter conducted grave markings of Pvt Morris May at Kirkland Cemetery, Sorento, IL on June 10, 2012; Pvt Joseph Thomas at Little Flock Cemetery, Shelby Co., IL on July 15, 2012; Pvt John Correll at Newlin Cemetery, Trimble, IL on August 12, 2012; and of Capt Samuel Judy, Pvt Ambrose Nix and Pvt David Nix at Nix-Judy Pioneer Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL; and participated in the Kaskaskia College's Alumni & Friends Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 parade, Centralia, IL on September 22, 2012.

Sangamon River Chapter conducted grave markings of Pvt Ezra Cone at Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, IL on June 9, 2012; of Territorial Governor Ninian Edwards at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL on June 23, 2012; of Pvt Nathan Butler at Berlin Cemetery, New Berlin, IL on July 21, 2012; of Pvts Josias Wade, Nathan Philips, George Evans, Thomas Scott, Richard Wade, John Pearcy, James Lytle and John Dimmitt at Bethel Church Cemetery, Griggsville, IL on August 19, 2012; and of Pvts Henry Grimes and James Grimes at Green Pond Cemetery, Pike Co., IL.

14. Does your state or chapters within your state have lists of Ancestors of Members, either published
or on web sites?

Kaskaskia and Sangamon River Chapters have their member's ancestors listed on their websites.

15. Has your state or individual chapters compiled Cemetery Burial Information on 1812 Veterans
buried in your state?

The Illinois Society published a book of the Soldiers of the War of 1812 buried in the State of Illinois in 2008.  The spreadsheet of those listings has been uploaded to the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission website, http://illinoiswarof1812bicentennial.org/search.html,  which can be searched by last name or county.  The spreadsheet is being updated when new data becomes available.
16. Did chapters in your state have programs on any aspect of the War of 1812?  If so, which?
John Kinzie Chapter member Kathy Haas gave a PowerPoint presentation entitled "The Devolution of the Fort Dearborn Massacre to the Battle of Fort Dearborn" to the Fort Dearborn Chapter, NSDAR and the Kankakee Chapter, NSDAR.

17. 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?

John Kinzie Chapter participated in the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Dearborn  at the Chicago History Museum on August 11, 2012, and at the Festival on Prairie Avenue on September 8, 2012.

Sangamon River Chapter participated in the joint marking of Illinois Territorial Governor Ninian Edwards' grave in Springfield, IL, conducted by the USD 1812, DAR, and the Illinois Society War of 1812 on June 23, 2012.

Kaskaskia Chapter participated in parades with the Illinois Society War of 1812 on a float celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.  This included the parade at the opening of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL and a Kaskaskia College parade celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812.

18. Did members of any of your chapters submit an article which was published in an 1812
Newsletter or in another publication?

John Kinzie Chapter's President, Kimberly Nagy, M.D. submitted an article to the NSUSD1812 News-Letter, Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Fort Dearborn Massacre, submitted in October 2012, published in the February 2013 News-Letter.

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

Unknown

20. Have any chapters within your state sponsored poster/ and or essay contests?
Unknown
21. Has any chapter in your state provided “an 1812” scholarship to a high school student planning to attend college?
No
22. Does your state have a Bicentennial Commission? If so, what is its web address?   Also provide the names of any members from your state who work with yours state’s Bicentennial Commission.

Yes.  The Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission website is http://illinoiswarof1812bicentennial.org/

Lola DeGroff, Carole Wylder, Karen Bauer-Reelitz, Julie Worthen and Linda Rosenthal all are members of the commission.

 

Grave Marking Morris Mays Video

KENTUCKY

Report by Ruth G. Korzenborn, State President

During the War of 1812, Kentucky supplied numerous troops, supplies, and leaders to the war effort.
Because Kentucky did not have to commit manpower to defending fortifications, most Kentucky troops campaigned actively against the enemy. This led to Kentucky seeing more battle casualties than all other states combined. Approximately 60 percent of the war's total casualties were Kentuckians. Furthermore, nearly 25,000 Kentuckians, about one in six, had some type of military service.
During the War of 1812, the southeastern United States experienced a drastic need for saltpeter to be used in rifle black powder and cannon blasting powder. The limestone caves of Kentucky became the focal point of a brief, but vital, mining industry in support of the American war effort. Mammoth Cave and the Great Saltpeter Cave were worked extensively to retrieve the organic materials for manufacture of gun powders during the War of 1812 after the cheaper imported powders were successfully halted by British blockades.

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, like Henry Clay, during the conflict. Clay, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was a prominent War Hawk, pushing for expansion into the Northwest Territory and Canada and war with the British who continued to supply the resident Indians with the armaments on Kentucky’s doorstep. Clay also served as a peace commissioner in Ghent in the negotiations ending the War of 1812.

 

War of 1812 Kentucky Battle Flag
“United We Stand”

Following the 1813 Battle of River Raisin near present day Monroe Michigan, a battle flag was captured from Kentucky soldiers by the British army.

The tattered flag resided in England for some years after its capture. Before it eventually deteriorated with age, drawings were made permitting the missing sections of the flag to be digitally reproduced and an image of how the flag had once appeared was generated. The interpretive artwork included a shield breasted eagle, nine stars and a banner with the words “United we Stand”. The eagle clutches three arrows in one talon, and a pole with a red liberty cap in the other. Interestingly, the red cap is similar in style to the Phrygian cap, a symbol of French freedom, and may graphically represent Kentucky's early 19th century Jeffersonian-Republican political leanings and sentiments with France.

It is surmised that this was the standard carried by Kentucky militia serving under United States Army General, James Winchester, during the War of 1812 and at the River Raisin battle when it fell into British hands. Many of these volunteer Kentuckians perished during and after what has become known as the River Raisin Massacre. Some of the Kentucky militia and American soldiers who were wounded, captured or surrendered following the battle were later killed and scalped by Indians allied with the British. This was the worst defeat, in terms of casualties and losses of American soldiers and militia, during the entire War of 1812.

8” x 12” Kentucky Battleflags for placing on 1812 Kentucky Veteran’s graves available for $19.95 each.

Mail check or money order to:
Jessieanne Wells
1055 King RoadCox’s Creek, KY 40013

 

 

 

 

 

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