Monthly Archives: December 2013

Understanding a Battle on the Eve of Its Bicentennial

Dec 30, 2013 The Battle of New Orleans had a big impact on U.S. history. Errol Laborde Next week, Jan. 8, 2014, marks the 199th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, meaning that during the new year we should … Continue reading

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Guest Column: Star-Spangled Banner celebrates its Bicentennial

  by Sharon Myers Published: December 29, 2013 12:00AM As we enter 2014, let us remember that this year marks yet another Bicentennial — that being “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our national anthem, which was written during the Battle of Fort … Continue reading

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Coming in 2014: The War of 1812, Our Militiamen and Regulars

the Bremer County Independent. COURTESY IMAGE Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 Editor’s note: Mindful that 2012–2015 marks the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, sometimes called America’s Second War for Independence, we begin publishing a series of occasional biographical sketches … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Continues in the Port City

http://oswegocountytoday.com Members of the Oswego County War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee and Oswego City Mayor Thomas Gillen reveal the U.S. Brig Oneida Panel as part of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Outdoor Storyteller Series. Pictured from left are Gail Goebricher, … Continue reading

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Book Reviews

StrategyWorld.com The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, Bicentennial Edition, by Donald R Hickey Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012. Pp. xx, 454. Illus., maps, tables, notes, biblio., index. $24.95 paper. ISBN: 0252078373.   A good general account of the … Continue reading

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Reliving drama from War of 1812 with a day of re-enactment, history and tribute

The Buffalo News   COVER STORY: In the Youngstown-Lewiston-Porter-Wilson area, bicentennial of region’s historic role features events such as predawn battle re-enactment at Old Fort Niagara and evening unveiling of long-awaited tribute “Tuscarora Heroes” monument, showing two Tuscarora men helping … Continue reading

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Historic Week in Niagara on the Lake

1812 News By Ian Mather Dec. 13, 2013 Remembering the burning of the Town of Niagara on the Lake and the unveiling of a new Coat of Arms and Flag. Hundreds gathered in front of the old Courthouse on Queen … Continue reading

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Volunteers sought for quilt honoring veterans

My Eastern Shore, Maryland   December 11, 2013 By HAFIZ RASHID  CENTREVILLE — The War of 1812 Bicentennial commemoration committee is looking for volunteers to submit squares for Quilts of Valor to be presented to wounded veterans returning from Iraq … Continue reading

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Blue Angels Return To Baltimore For Sailabaration’s Third Year

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/12/09/blue-angels-return-to-baltimore-for-sailabarations-third-year/ Reporting Mary Bubala BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Blue Angels are coming back to Baltimore. They’ll fly over us in September during a special event continuing Maryland’s three year commemoration of the War of 18 In June of 2012, Maryland kicked … Continue reading

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1812: Tide of War

Music can be a powerful tool in telling the stories of our past. On Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 pm in the new auditorium at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus, historical musicians Donald Shomette and Gary Rue … Continue reading

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