War of 1812
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A recruiting party, including infantry and light dragoons, drinking and smoking in a tavern, 1805 | Online Collection
A recruiting party, including infantry and light dragoons, drinking and smoking in a tavern. Oil on panel by A E Eglington, 1805. Without conscription, the Army always struggled to fill its ranks, competing with more lucrative civilian positions. A private could earn seven shillings per week in 1806, a dockworker could expect to earn 28 shillings. Recruitment parties had to resort to all sorts of questionable methods in order to 'persuade' men to enlist.
The miasma theory (also called the miasmatic theory) was the number one theory for why diseases—such as cholera, chlamydia, plaque etc—spread, caused by a miasma, a noxious form of "bad air", also known as night air. It was not until 1880 that miasma theory was replaced by the germ theory of disease.
Original War of 1812 Period Prisoner Made Bone Gamebox Napoleon + Josephine - Tortuga Trading
“Napoleon & Josephine” Painted Bone Gamebox. c. 1814 Napoleonic and Warof 1812 Era, “Napoleon & Josephine” Hand-Carved and Hand-Painted Bone, Historic Napoleonic Prisoner of War Made Gamebox, Choice V
Wabaunsee (c. 1780-1840) was renowned Potawatomi war chief. His people inhabited an area on the Kankakee River in Illinois, 40 miles S.W. of Lake Michigan. He participated in the Greenville Council in July 1814, in which he & several other tribes from the western frontier agreed to ally themselves with the U.S. against Britain. In 1835, after convincing his tribe that they could not survive while surrounded on all sides by Americans, Wabaunsee went to Washington D.C. & signed a treaty.
Wau-Bun: Stories of the Early Days - Come celebrate the early days of the frontier with Juliette Magill Kinzie as she is portrayed by Betsey Means. Juliette Magill married the famous fur trader John Kinzie in 1830. Together they shared a great adventure in the Northwest Territory mixing with French voyageurs, fur trappers, British soldiers, American pioneers and above all Indians peopled the wilderness of the Great Lakes. Thursday November 13th at 1:30pm in the Spruth Room.